The Doe Network:
Case File 281UMFL

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Reconstruction of Victim

Unidentified White Male

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 36-45 years old 
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6 "; 144 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: He had an old gunshot wound on his lower left leg.
  • Clothing: He was wearing a green Nike cap, an Eddie Bauer jacket; blue Rustler jeans, size 33; a brown belt, brown hiking boots and thermal underwear. The golf logo on the man's shirt was traced to a country club in California. He had an Australian coin, leading investigators to think he may have been a foreign visitor to Florida, and three laminated four-leaf clovers. Experts will examine the plants to determine where they might have grown. He also had a white handkerchief, blankets, a pocket knife and a Swiss army knife attached to a chain around his neck. He wore Luxottica eyeglasses.
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available; FDLE Tallahassee.

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Case History
The body was found December 30, 1997, lying face down at the base of a tree in the Ocala National Forest. A nylon strap with a plastic buckle dangled from a tree branch about 10 feet above him, leading deputy sheriffs to conclude he hanged himself.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Medical Examiners Office, District 5
Lindsey Bayer

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Source Information:
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Orlando Sentinel

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