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Case File: 2507UMFL

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: July 14, 1982
  • Location of Discovery: Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1 week prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 45-55 years old
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'5" to 5'7"
  • Weight: 140-160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: He wore a thick black Fu Man Chu and long mutton chop sideburns. He had a tattoo on the posterior left shoulder of the initials "ZDM" in a diamond shape, and a tattooe on the anterior left shoulder of a snake with woman's head and the words "ASI Erestu" above the head.
  • Dentals: Available. He had extensive dental work.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Plain Pocket blue jeans and wide black leather belt (size 32).
  • Jewelry: A gold ring with white stones surrounding a pink stone worn on the left ring finger. A gold chain with one black and one yellow metal cat charm attached. A silver National Semiconductor Chronograph wrist watch worn on the left wrist.
  • Additional Personal Items: An Aquarius medallion key ring with four keys.
  • Case History

    The victim's body was found with a female, 1220UFFL, and a male, 2506UMFL in C-51 Canal, eight miles west of U.S. 441 on New Hope Sugar property in Belle Glade.

    The body was wrapped mummy style with several articles of clothing, bed linen, and plastic and tied to a blue and gold inflatable life raft. A black plastic garbage bag was wrapped around his head. The wrapping was held together by clothesline, window cord and fishing lines. He had been handcuffed and shot in the back.

    Investigators believe the killings could be drug-related and that the trio was killed elsewhere.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Lt. Mike Wingate
  • Agency Phone Number: 561-688-4092
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Name: District 15 Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Michael Bell
  • Agency Phone Number: 561-688-4575 or 4465

  • Agency Case Number: ME:82-P-205; LE: 82-69933
  • NCIC Case Number: UI89912284
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #811
  • Former Hot Case Number: 578
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
  • Sun-Sentinel News Archive (12/13/06)

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    Added: 3/13/07; Last Updated: 5/5/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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