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Date of Discovery: December 19, 2003
Location of Discovery: Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota
Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Unknown
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 20-50 years old
Race: White and/or Hispanic
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair Color: Black, wavy and 2" in length with a neatly trimmed black mustache and facial stubble.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Well-healed skin graft to the inner left forearm, approximately 1 by 3 inches.
Fingerprints: Available with Grand Forks Police Department.
DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Red jacket, denim down jacket, olive green knit ski hat, belt with red and blue figures, gray pants, black gloves, fleece vest, red pinstripe boxers, shoes, and socks.
Additional Personal Items: A note in Spanish, basic hygiene articles (comb, toothbrush), and a bus ticket in his pocket.
The decedent was found in a landfill at Landfill Highway 2 and 69th Street as garbage trucks offloaded. The garbage truck was on commercial route. The decedent had no identification, however the bus ticket found in his pocket led to the bus driver who confirmed he arrived on a late bus from Omaha, Nebraska.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Grand Forks County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 701-780-5000
Agency Case Number: ME: 03-050
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: UP #921
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.