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Case File: 2281UMCA

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: May 1, 1980
  • Location of Discovery: Brea, Orange County California
  • Estimated Date of Death: 6 to 12 months prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Homicide
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 17-23 years old (DOB: 1957-1963)
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'8" to 5'11"
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black, kinky, approximately 2-3 inches in length.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Medium to heavy build.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available. Insufficient DNA for profiling.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Light blue and brown long sleeved button up Joel shirt with baby blue thin stripes (size large), a white T-shirt (size Large 42-44), gray or faint light blue Jeans St corduroy pants that were sewn one size smaller than original size, boxer shorts (36" waist), green military or athletic socks, and blue wallabee-style suede shoes with white crepe soles (size 8).
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Key ring with 5 house-style duplicated keys.
  • Case History

    The victim's skeletal remains were found in the creek bed of a heavily wooded area of Shell Oil Field, approximately ½ mile west of Tonner Canyon Road and 100 feet north of Brea Boulevard in Brea.

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

  • Agency Name: Orange County Sheriff’s Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Coroner Division
  • Agency Phone Number: 714-647-7400
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 80-01565-L; LE: 586-007; NCMEC: 1184203
  • NCIC Case Number: U772616994
  • NamUs Case Number: UP # 7652
  • Former Hot Case Number: 540
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Orange County Sheriff-Coroner's Office

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

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