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Case File: 2279UMCA

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: March 28, 1979
  • Location of Discovery: Mount Baldy Village, Los Angeles County, California
  • Estimated Date of Death: One week prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 16-22 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'7" to 5'10"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Reddish-blond, 4-6 inches in length.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Vaccination scar on upper left arm. A light to medium complexion.
  • Dentals: Available - dental chart only; Signs of dental maintenance with at least eight silver fillings. He had a small gap in his upper central incisors and a slight overbite.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's partial remains were found approximately 425 feet down a ravine on Glendora Ridge Road near mile marker 10-74 in the Mount Baldy area on March 28, 1979. A couple of months later, on May 22, a skull was discovered in Clarement, California. The skull and partial remains were determined to belong to the same person.

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

  • Agency Name: Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Daniel Machian
  • Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0512
  • Agency Name: LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Richard C. Kennerly
  • Agency Phone Number: 323-890-5500

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 79-04031; LE: 1979-01919-0851-011(body) / 1979-03185-0851-011 (head); NCMEC: 1184192
  • NCIC Case Number: U080007596
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #4410
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1864
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • LASD Homicide Cold Case Unit

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    Last Updated: 6/25/14 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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