The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified & Missing Persons
Case File: 2158UMMD

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: March 1, 1978
  • Location of Discovery: Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland
  • Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior
  • State of Remains: Recognizable face
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 30-40 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 162 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown, balding and 5 inches in length.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: He wore a brown mustache and beard 1/2 inch in length. Scars: Lower right abdomen (3-inches long), on back in lumbar region (3 1/4-inches) Tattoos: On upper right arm, a dagger with a rose, blue, green and red in color, and the letter "L" inscribed on the daggger. Appendix absent. He was not circumcised. He may have suffered from a brain disorder or disease. Evidence of lumbar surgery and an appendectomy. His blood type was O+.
  • Dentals: Available. Upper denture only.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Brown Campus corduroy coat (size 46), blue button down Robert Bruce sweater (size medium) with pockets but no collar and with a label also marked "WPL9483," yellow long-sleeved Arrow Nassau Banlon shirt (size large), brown Dickies pants, a brown belt, white T-shirt, white Jockey shorts (size 34-36), athletic ribbed socks with stripes, brown boots (size 11 1/2), and black slip-on short boot-type overshoes with a buckle (size 12).
  • Jewelry: Gold wedding band. A Greenbaum's Jewelry Store ticket showing the ring was cut from the finger.
  • Additional Personal Items: A Night Train Express bottle (inexpensive, highly concentrated wine).
  • Case History

    The victim was located inside a vacant brick rowhouse at 1506 West Fayette Street. He may have recently visited Greenbaum's Jewelry store because a wedding band that was cut off was found at the scene with a receipt.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Maryland State Police
  • Agency Contact Person: Maryland Center for the Missing & Unidentified
  • Agency Phone Number: 410-290-1620
  • Agency Name: Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Agency Contact Person: Charlotte Romero
  • Agency Phone Number: 410-333-3225 or 3254

  • Agency Case Number: LE: 78-357A/78-12U; ME: 095067
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2328
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1206
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs

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    Added: 10/26/13; Last Updated: 5/6/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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