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2128UMFL - Unidentified Male

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Artistic renderings and reconstruction by Judy Reimer, NCMEC artist Colin McNaly and Joe Mullins; sketch and clothing of the victim; Victim's headstone

Date of Discovery: May 7, 1972
Location of Discovery: Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: May 3, 1972
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Homicide by stabbing

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 11-14 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 120 lbs. (Measured)
Hair Color: Dark brown and wavy.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Shaved pubic region. He had a benign bone tumor in his right leg that is common in male children and asymptomatic. He also had a congenital condition where bones in his feet fused together but that also would have been asymptotic.


Dentals: Not available. All 32 teeth were in near perfect condition. No dental fillings were observed.
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Not Available - Insufficient DNA for profiling.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Maroon/red and white striped short sleeved pullover knit shirt, blue denim jacket (sleeve length 32), purple and gray tweed pants, brown dress socks, and one black loafer dress shoe with a chrome/silver buckle on the side (size 8 1/2).
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Black wallet with paint flecks on it was found in his left rear pant pocket.

Circumstances of Discovery

The decomposed remains of a homicide victim were located near a pond off of Indian Lake Road in Daytona Beach. His body showed signs of violent trauma.

His body was exhumed in 2013 in hopes of collecting DNA. Unfortunately, the sample was insufficient for profiling. Previous attempts had been made, around the time of his discovery, to obtain his fingerprints by the FBI but were unsuccessful.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Volusia County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Joseph Mullin
Agency Phone Number: 386-258-4060
Agency E-Mail: jmullin(at)
Agency Case Number: 1972-0087

Agency Name: Volusia County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Inv. Ralph Henshaw
Agency Phone Number: 386-254-1537 x11425 or 386-254-4689
Agency E-Mail: rhenshaw(at)
Agency Case Number: John Doe #1

NCIC Case Number: U950028252
NamUs Case Number: 13620
NCMEC Case Number: 1224409

Information Source(s)

Volusia County Sheriff's Office
University of South Florida
Hellbeasts - A Blog About Crime and Injustice
WFTV News Archive

Admin Notes

Added: 8/8/13; Last Updated: 9/7/17

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information may be estimated.

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