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206UMLA - Unidentified Male

Artistic rendering of the victim

Date of Discovery: 1991 (exact date unknown)
Location of Discovery: Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
Estimated Date of Death: A few days prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 35-45 years old
Race: Asian, possibly North Korean
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" to 5'7"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Available. He had dental fillings.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim's remains were recovered from the Mississippi River near Buras, Louisiana. A noose was around his neck.

Although authorities think the man was a Korean crew member on a ship, the clay reconstruction of his skull was not similar enough to a photo of the missing seaman to make a positive identification.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Plaquemines Parish Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Ginesse Listi
Agency Phone Number: 504-398-1100
Agency E-Mail: glisti1(at)
Agency Case Number: LSU 91-06

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 14650

Information Source(s)

The Times Picayune

Admin Notes

Added: 7/22/00; Last Updated: 2/27/16

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