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Case File: 2246UMTX

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: December 17, 1961
  • Location of Discovery: Houston, Harris County, Texas
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1 week prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Accidental drowning
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 50-60 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'6" to 5'9"
  • Weight: 135-145 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown, graying, short and thin.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Possibly a heavy drinker. Arthritis in his lower back.
  • Dentals: Not available. There is insufficient information for dental charting.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Tan/khaki pants, sweatshirt, green polo shirt, and no shoes.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim was found 35 feet from Sims Bayou in heavy underbrush, 1/4 mile east of the foot of Manchester Street in Houston. He possibly drowned during Hurricane Carla.

    The property was owned by Manchester Terminal and frequented by transients. The area had recently flooded during Hurricane Carla.

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

  • Agency Name: Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
  • Agency Contact Person: MEO ID Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 713-796-6774
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: ML61-2061
  • NCIC Case Number: U300020857
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #4532
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1762
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • HCIFS

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    Last Updated: 1/23/14 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator


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