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Victim's clothing. The photos above have been enhanced to aid in visual identification and may not reflect the original case file images.
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
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 17-23 years old (DOB: 1957-1963)
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.
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).
Additional Personal Items: Key ring with 5 house-style duplicated keys.
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.
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
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.
Orange County Sheriff-Coroner's Office