Doe Network

225UMKY - Unidentified Male

Reconstructions of the victim

Date of Discovery: May 6, 1999
Location of Discovery: Eddyville Lyon County, Kentucky
Estimated Date of Death: 5-12 months prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Undetermined, ruled as homicide

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 25-50 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" to 6'3"
Weight: 200-250 lbs.
Hair Color: Possibly brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Victim suffered a broken leg in life that had completely healed before his death.


Dentals: Available. Extensive dental work. He had spent thousands of dollars on dental work, including numerous fillings, a bridge, gold and porcelain veneers and crowns.
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: He was wearing a white No Fear T-shirt, a dark colored Dallas Cowboys jacket, a light green Reebok jacket and blue jeans. He was also wearing a black leather belt, white Voit athletic shoes (size 10) and white socks.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Snow chains and electrical wire. Eight ton, blue hydraulic jack. Tan and green blanket and a Blue Star Transportation band #0271668 located 20 feet from the body.

Circumstances of Discovery

The body of this victim was found floating in Lake Barkley. His body was wrapped in heavy tire chains and the chains were anchored by an eight-ton hydraulic jack.

This crime likely occurred during the last part of 1998 or the first part of 1999, due to the vast decomposition of the body.

Chemical isotope testing indicated that the man was born in the United States.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Kentucky State Police
Agency Contact Person: Detective Steven Silfies
Agency Phone Number: 270-856-3721
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: 01-99-0902

Agency Name: Lyon County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 270-388-4045
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: FA-1999-27

NCIC Case Number: U210505581
NamUs Case Number: 75

Information Source(s)

University of South Florida

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 12/5/16

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

** Listed information may be estimated.

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