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21UMFL - Unidentified Male

Reconstructions of the victim.

Date of Discovery: November 24, 1978
Location of Discovery: Lake City, Columbia County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: 1977 or earlier
State of Remains: Partial skeletal
Cause of Death: Homicide

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 35-50 years old
Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 5'9" to 5'10"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: There was a healed fracture to the victim's nose; it may have been bent slightly to the left. He also had a healed fracture of the left foot; as a result, the foot may have turned outward when he was walking. He may have walked with a noticeable limp. The victim suffered arthritis in spine and it was also found in the left hip, which was described as "severe," indicating previous trauma to that area. He had other healed fractures to the face as well.


Dentals: Available. He had numerous dental restorations. Overbite. Periodontal disease in all teeth present; Atrophy of the lower jaw in the molar area.
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Portion of pants leg (possibly denim).
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The remains were found November 24, 1978, along Interstate 10, about two miles west of Interstate 75. The decedent was located in between several planted pine trees. There were signs of foul play. Authorities refer to him as "Forrest."

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: District 4 Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Mary Moore
Agency Phone Number: 904-255-4003
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 99-0685

Agency Name: Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 386-752-3223
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 78111-831

Agency Name: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 850-410-7550
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 20050101537

NCIC Case Number: U076712242
NamUs Case Number: 6246

Information Source(s)

Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 11/22/17

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information may be estimated.

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