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Case File: 1943UMNC

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: August 1, 1991
  • Location of Discovery: Atlantic Ocean, Pender County, North Carolina
  • Estimated Date of Death: Unknown
  • State of Remains: Torso only, decomposed.
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-50 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6'0" to 6'1"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • Fingerprints: Unknown. Right hand submitted to the NCSBI. It is uncertain if any prints were ever obtained.
  • DNA: Not available. No sample retains. Remains cremated.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: None
  • Jewelry: None
  • Additional Personal Items: None
  • Case History

    A human torso was found floating in the Atlantic Ocean 1/2 mile off Topsail Islant just beyond the breakers near the seaside town's southern tip. A passing boater phoned in the discovery and the Coast Guard recovered the remains. The body was severely decomposed. It was impossible to tell how the person died, or whether all the limbs had been intact when the man entered the water. His remains were cremated.

    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: 91-681
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2644
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1321
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs

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    Last Updated: 6/22/13 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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