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Case File: 1947UMNC

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: September 17, 1993
  • Location of Discovery: Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina.
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1993
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 18-50 years old (likely older end of age range).
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown, but described as a burly, muscular build.
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. Mandible not recovered. Teeth 4-11 missing postmortem, 1 & 16 missing antemortem with well healed sockets; tooth #13 absent with healing socket; teeth #2, 3, 12, 14, 15 present with restorations.
  • Fingerprints: Not available. Skull x-ray is available.
  • DNA: Not available. No samples retained.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: None
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    A skull was found in a catch basin at the Long Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Investigators believe the skull was most likely tossed into a manhole or a main sewer line.

    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: 93-903
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2650
  • Former Hot Case Number: 2009
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • NC Office of the Medical Examiner
  • The Charlotte Observer News Archive

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


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