The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified & Missing Persons
Case File: 2161UMMD

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Artistic rendering of the victim

Unidentified Male

  • 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
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 55-80 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'11"
  • 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.
  • DNA: 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.
  • Case History

    The victim was located in a wooded area at Reno Monument Road on the Appalachian Trail.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    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.

    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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