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Case File: 2439UMVA

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: November 10, 1988
  • Location of Discovery: Ruther Glen, Caroline County, Virginia
  • Estimated Date of Death: 10 months prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 35-45 years old
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
  • Weight: 130-140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Gray/white/navy plaid short sleeve shirt with pearl buttons, navy long sleeve shirt, brown denim Rustler pants, brown leather belt with "SILVANO" tooled in the leather and painted white, tan cowboy boots (10 5/8' long), red briefs, green sock, red baseball cap, blue baseball cap, and a belt buckle with a man with an eagle-like headress and the word MEXICO on the front.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Religious medal with the figure of "Archangel San Miguel Ar__Defendednos" on one side and the figure of Mary and the words "Sta. Maria de Guadalaupe Ruega por Nosotros" on the other side.
  • Case History

    The victim's skeletal remains were found in a wooded area along I-95 near the Ladysmith Road exit or 112 mile marker. He was found with the skeletal remains of a another male. Forensic testing has suggested both males are paternally related, possibly a parent-child relationship, but their specific relationship is unknown.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Central District Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Kevin Whaley
  • Agency Phone Number: 804-786-3174

  • Agency Case Number: ME: C1988-13134
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #6507
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs

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    Added: 10/26/14; Last Updated: 10/26/14 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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