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Case File: 1926UMNC

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: March 31, 1976
  • Location of Discovery: Moncure, Chatam County, North Carolina
  • Estimated Date of Death: 2 weeks prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-40 years old (likely 25-35)
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown body hair (head missing)
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Appeared to be in good health and in very good shape with an athletic build.
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available. Foot and palm prints are available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Pair of socks and an athletic supporter.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim was located in the Cape Fear River near the Carolina Power & Light plant intake valve. He was likely put in the water upstream in either Haw River or Deep River. His head and fingers had been removed. The lower part of his body was bound with 15 feet of chain.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Agency Contact Person: Clyde Gibbs
  • Agency Phone Number: 800-672-7042
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 76-221
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #1406
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1162
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • The Dispatch News Archive

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    Last Updated: 3/8/13 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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