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Artistic rendering of the victim
Date of Discovery: September 5, 1978
Location of Discovery: Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland
Estimated Date of Death: 6 months prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Cause of Death: Unknown
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 55-80 years old
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hair Color: Graying black, 1 1/2-inch in length.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Advanced degenerative arthritis. Osteoarthritis. Possibly a smoker.
Dentals: Available. Several teeth missing. Advanced periodontal disease and cavities.
Fingerprints: Not available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Pale blue and gray button down short-sleeved shirt with two front pockets (neck size 16-16 1/2), gray dress pants with two back pockets with buttons (dark material for the inside of the pockets), blue nylon ski jacket with knit ribbed fitted wrist sections and zuipper and snap closures and pockets (size L), white handkerchief, black leather belt cinched at the waist and measuring 36 3/4 inches, dark blue dress socks, and black leather shoes (size 12 1/2) with four sets of eyelets on each shoe.
Jewelry: Timex calendar gold-colored watch with a silver band with two gold-colored links.
Additional Personal Items: Stainless steel butcher knife with a wooden handle, a comb, brown-rimmed glasses, cigarettes, matches, a white towel, Armour Vienna sausage can, and a green trash bag.
The victim was located in a wooded area at Reno Monument Road on the Appalachian Trail.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
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: 410-333-3254 or 3225
Agency Case Number: ME: 114407
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: UP #2283
Former Hot Case Number: 1271
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.