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Case File: 2038UMNV

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: January 25, 1984
  • Location of Discovery: Baker, White Pine County, Nevada
  • Estimated Date of Death: Unknown
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 40-46 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'11" to 6'0"
  • Weight: 170-180 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Red/auburn or brown with graying on the sides.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. Extensive dental work.
  • Fingerprints: Available. White Pine County Sheriff's Office personnel reportedly printed the decedent and sent prints to the FBI. There was no match.
  • DNA: Not available. No samples retained.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Wearing a thin blue jacket with a hood, yellow button up sweater, white long sleeved shirt and green trousers. Additional clothing located included a black medium windbreaker, blue medium shirt, beige medium windbreaker, blue and red checkered shirt, and black golf shoes with the spikes removed. All tags were removed from clothing prior to death.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Brown wallet containing $201.40. Prescription glasses and apparent "military non-prescription glasses."
  • Case History

    The victim was located inside a faded grayish blue/green, two-door hard top 1968 Chevrolet BelAir with no license plate and VIN 155118T240844. A hose was connected from the exhaust into the automobile interior. The car was found 45 miles east of Ely at the Willow Patch Rest Stop.

    A suicide note signed "J" was found with a P.S. requesting that the $201.40 be donated to the Mormon Church. The suicide note appeared to have been written as a prayer, stating "Please forgive then all, dear Lord, for any hurt they cause this humble servant whom they never knew -- who got aweful tired on the journey, and could go no further."

    Investigators contacted all 50 states in 1984 trying to match the car's VIN with no success. It appeared the victim had been living out of his vehicle. The backseat - both the back support and seat - were missing. In the glove box was an electric componet box, possibly homemade, with switches and three colored lights which had five leads going from the device to the celonoid on the starter and possible to a power source. It was thought this was a timing device designed to turn off the vehicle after a set time.

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

  • Agency Name: Washoe County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 775-785-6114
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  • Agency Name: White Pine County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 775-289-8808
  • Agency Name: Nevada Department of Public Safety - Investigation Division
  • Agency Contact Person: Martin J. Roberto
  • Agency Phone Number: 775-684-7430

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 0079-84; LE: C-84-042; NDPS: 04-000171
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #7428
  • Former Hot Case Number: 710
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Clark County Coroner's Office
  • Nevada Department of Public Safety

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    Last Updated: 8/4/13 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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