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Case File: 2138MAL

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: February 25, 2009
  • Location of Discovery: Elmore County, Alabama
  • Estimated Date of Death: Unknown
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-60 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available and uploaded to national CODIS.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Socks, pants with a belt (size 31 W X 30 L), one pair of briefs and one pair of boxers (both size small), long sleeve button up blue plaid shirt, tattered shirt (size L), tattered Northwest Territory shirt (size small), Baltimore Orioles T-shirt, and boots (size 9.5).
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's skeletal remains were located in a wooded area off Possum Trot Road. He was believed to be homeless.

    On January 8, 2016, it was announced that a positive identification was made via DNA. The victim's name was Richard Wayne Adams from Chilton County, Alabama. He died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Elmore County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 334-567-5546

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 09MM00293
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #4990
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Clanton Advertiser News - January 8, 2015

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    Last Updated: 1/12/16 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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