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Victim's clothing and jewelry; To view a post-mortem photo of the victim please click here
Date of Discovery: September 5, 1983
Location of Discovery: Onondaga County, New York
Estimated Date of Death: Up to 12 hours prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Drowning
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 45-70 years old
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown with gray streaks on the sides and a receding hair line.
Eye Color: Brown.
Distinguishing Marks/Features: He was deeply tanned from the waist up.
Dentals: Available. Missing front partial denture plate.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Brown plaid Wrangler flannel button-up jacket (size 16X35), J. C. Penny briefs (size 32), gray nylon socks, white Arrow Belmont Club short sleeve shirt, gray Anderson Little’s International Fashion pants, a brown webbed belt, and a pair of worn Italian shoes of unknown make (9 ˝ D).
Jewelry: Yellow gold Seiko calendar wrist-watch worth about $200.00 that was still running.
Additional Personal Items: His pant pocket contained $1.69 in change. An empty Pall Mall non-filter cigarette pack and book of matches were in his left shirt pocket. A comb in his left rear pant pocket, and a handkerchief in his right pant pocket.
The victim was found by a woman fishing from the Long Branch Road Bridge, which spans the Onondaga Lake Outlet by the town of Geddes. At approximately 7:20 AM, the woman’s fishing line snagged. When she freed her line, the victim’s body surfaced. Aside from a trickle of blood from his left ear, there were no signs of injuries.
Investigators speculated that he was passing through the area and possibly seeking employment at the local fair. His photograph was shown to fairground employees but no one could positively identify him.
He is buried in the Loomis Hill Cemetery.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Ronald Brunelli
Agency Phone Number: 315-435-3163
Agency Case Number: 83-0773
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: UP #6057
Former Hot Case Number: 2084
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
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