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Case File: 1938UMNC

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: January 10, 1986
  • Location of Discovery: Benson, Johnston County, North Carolina
  • Estimated Date of Death: 7 months prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 40-60 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black with white tight curl.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Healed fracture of the frontal and orbital bones on the left and deviation of the nasal septum. Mild to moderate arthritic lipping in vertebra.
  • Dentals: Available. Caries noted on #12 and 15; roots only #16 and 32.
  • Fingerprints: Not available. Could not be obtained.
  • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available at UNT (ref #11-1881).
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Fragmented blue shirt, brown trousers, blue baseball cap with the words "Bulls Hit Ranch and Farm, Hastings, Florida," and white track shoes with rubber red cleated soles (size 10).
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's remains were found in an old shed on an abandoned farm near the 8 mile marker off of I-40. This is an area frequented by migrant workers. It appeared that he may have been living in the shed.

    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: 86-030
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2220
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1654
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs

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    Last Updated: 6/23/13 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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