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Case File: 218UMNY

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: May 3, 1998
  • Location of Discovery: Woodbury, Orange County, New York
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1988 to 1993
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 17-25 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'6" to 5'11"
  • Weight: 140-160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: He was knock-kneed. Suffered trauma earlier in life resulting in two fractured ribs. A few weeks prior to his death he suffered a more recent trauma fracturing his right hand.
  • Dentals: Available. He had dental fillings, a root canal, and crowns. Some teeth were also missing prior to his death.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available. Insufficient DNA for profiling.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: A black Fruit of the Loom T-shirt with a rainbow leading to a pot of gold decal and inscribed with "Follow Your Dreams," a dark blue zippered Sir Jac jacket (size Medium), blue Lee jeans (32x32), dark blue short, and white low-top Pony sneakers (size 10 1/2).
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: A hair pick, a French/English dictionary, a yellow Bic lighter, and a metal nail file.
  • Case History

    Volunteers from the Ramapo Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club found the victim's skeletal remains wrapped in plastic near the Long Mountain rest area on Route 6. The highway runs through Bear Mountain State Park.

    Examination of the remains revealed that he had been shot by two different calibers of guns.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Agency Contact Person: John O'Leary
  • Agency Phone Number: 212-447-2770
  • E-Mail
  • Agency Name: New York State Police
  • Agency Contact Person: Troop F, Criminal Investigation Bureau - Monroe
  • Agency Phone Number: 845-782-8311
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: ME: FMSP 98-361; NCMEC: 1224544
  • NCIC Case Number: U122217689
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #9787
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • NCMEC
  • New York State Troopers
  • Times Herald-Record News Archive

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