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Case File: 2042UMNV

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: November 22, 1985
  • Location of Discovery: Washoe County, Nevada
  • Estimated Date of Death: Prior to July of 1983
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 50-60 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Evidence of four healed fractured ribs. Surgical hole on left frontal skull indicates prior craniotomy. Antemortem damage to the right knee.
  • Dentals: Not available. Upper denture plate with no identifying inscription. No mandible or maxilla found.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available. Sample not retained.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Fragments of partially burned cloth found with the remains.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Partially burned plastic framed glasses with "American Optical A0306CHNTN 140 mm" written on inside of left temple.
  • Case History

    Bird hunters found the victim's partial skeletal remains in a steep, rocky ravine approximately three miles east of Northern Nevada Medical Center (formerly Sparks Family Hospital) in Washoe County. There were multiple sites, approximately 100 yards in length, where skeletal fragments were found. Cloth and spectacles found near the remains had evidence of fire. Charring on the bones indicates death was prior to a range fire in same area during July of 1983.

    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: Washoe County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 775-328-3320

  • Agency Case Number: 1166-85
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #7469
  • Former Hot Case Number: 714
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Washoe County Coroner's Office

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    Last Updated: 7/11/13 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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