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Case File: 2353UMNY

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: January 4, 1998
  • Location of Discovery: Bronx, Bronx County, New York
  • Estimated Date of Death: Same day
  • State of Remains: Recognizable face
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 45-55 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 145 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black, graying, curly and 2” long.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Wore a moustache and a beard.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Sample available – Not yet submitted.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The decedent was an unknown homeless man known as “Leon” who was laying on the floor of the lobby of 1908 Belmont Avenue all day. A tenant felt sorry for him ans brought him into his apartment so that he could clean up. The tenant left around 1:30 PM to go to church and when he returned home he found “Leon” unresponsive in the bathtub.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: New York County Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Benjamin Figura
  • Agency Phone Number: 212-447-2770
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: B98-00056
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #6151
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1992
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs

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    Added: 7/23/10; Last Updated: 9/25/14 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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