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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: January 14, 1977
  • Location of Discovery: Macon County, Alabama
  • Estimated Date of Death: 16 months prior
  • State of Remains: Skeletal
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-25 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'9" to 6'0"
  • Weight: 135-155 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark brown, 3 to 4 inches in length.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. Partial upper denture and a prosthetic upper right lateral incisor tooth.
  • Fingerprints: Unknown
  • DNA: Available in CODIS.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Faded Glory blue jeans with pockets in the front only and three brass-colored buttons on the front waistband which spelled out Faded Glory, grayish pullover sweater with a round collar and 3/4 length sleeves, blue socks, and brown Oxford-style shoes (size 8 1/2 to 9). His shoes had visible splatters of paint on them.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: His pockets had no belongings.
  • Case History

    The victim's skeletal remains were located near I-85 on Wire Road. He was found sitting under a tree about 103 feet from the roadway.

    Police believe the man may have been waiting for a ride and may have died from a snake bite or had a heart attack while sitting under the tree. There was no blood on his clothes or markings on the bones to indicate foul play.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Alabama Department Of Forensic Sciences
  • Agency Contact Person: Dr. Marie Herrmann
  • Agency Phone Number: 334-242-3093

  • Agency Case Number: N/A
  • NCIC Case Number: U510945540
  • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences
  • Opelika-Auburn News Archive (January 20, 1977)

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    Last Updated: 10/17/13 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator


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