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Case File: 2475UMCA

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Sketch of the victim (LBPD)

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: August 29, 1979
  • Location of Discovery: Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1979
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial remains with soft tissues
  • Cause of Death: Homicide
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 18-30 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 140-160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scar on left knee.
  • Dentals: Available. Chipped right front tooth.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's dismembered remains were found in two plastic trash bags and a cardboard box in a dumpster behind a Union 76 gas station at 6280 East Pacific Coast Highway and 2nd Street in Long Beach. His arms had been severed at the shoulders, legs severed at the hip joints, and the head severed. Only the head, left leg, and torso were recovered. A sock had been stuffed into a body cavity. He is believed to be a victim of Randy Kraft.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Los Angeles County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Daniel Machian
  • Agency Phone Number: 323-343-0512

  • Agency Case Number: 79-10802; John Doe 299
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #4400
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Long Beach Press Telegram News Archive
  • LA Times News Archive

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    Added: 1/24/15; Last Updated: 1/24/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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