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Case File: 1982UMCA

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: September 20, 1980
  • Location of Discovery: Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California
  • Estimated Date of Death: One year prior to discovery
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-30 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'9" to 6'0"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Brown, fine.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Unknown.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    A dog discovered a leg bone which led investigators to a shallow grave on Pearblossom Highway, 1/2 mile East of Avenue V. The area was covered with twigs and branches in an attempt to conceal victim, and the grave was covered with a large amount of lye. The skull was in a box. Knife and shell casing were discovered at the location.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 323-890-5500
  • Agency Name: Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Daniel Machian
  • Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0512
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: LE: 1980-10675-1178-010; ME: 80-12167
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1378
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit

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