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Case File: 2605UMCA

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: August 4, 1988
  • Location of Discovery: Elverta, Sacramento County, California
  • Estimated Date of Death: 4 months prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 30-35 years old
  • Race: Unknown
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Only a few remaining pieces of garment suggest that he was wearing a sweatshirt, blue nylon/polyester sport pants, and athletic shoes with green trim.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's remains were located on a levee road north of Elverta near a popular dumping ground for rubbish and junk. The skeleton was on its stomach, both legs straight out, head tilted to the side, with the chin resting on the left hand. A bullet casing was found under the torso.

    The obscured remains may never have been located had it not been for a controlled burn conducted in mid-July by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

    The heat of the fire destroyed all dental work. It also cracked and splintered the bones, making detection of trauma, as well as identification of earlier fractures, all but impossible. Damage to the mandible area was too severe to attempt a reconstruction.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Sacramento County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 916-874-9257
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 88-2380
  • NCIC Case Number: U510007281
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2394
  • Former Hot Case Number: 601
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Sacramento County Coroner's Office
  • Sacramento Bee News Archive

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