Reconstruction of the decedent by NCMEC; decedent's headstone
Date of Discovery: March 27, 1961
Location of Discovery: Bibb County, Alabama
Estimated Date of Death: Unknown
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Drowning
Estimated Age: 14-17 years old
Height: 5'6" to 5’8”
Weight: 120 lbs, measured
Hair Color: Light brown.
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: The autopsy revealed he might have walked with a slight limp. Tattoo with inscription "RY in LOVE" or "RY + LOVE"
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
Jewelry: Timex wrist watch.
Additional Personal Items: Carrying bag with several shirts and pants, a brown plastic wallet without any identification, and a pack of Pall Mall cigarettes with a South Carolina tax stamp.
The decedent was a hitchhiker who drowned after the vehicle he was riding in collided with the bridge rail and plunged into the Cahaba River near River Bend.
The boy told the driver, who survived the accident, he had run away from home after his parents separated.
Agency Name: Bibb County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 205-926-4876
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown
NCIC Case Number: Not entered
NamUs Case Number: 13483
NCMEC Case Number: 1250767
Added: 3/18/17; Last Updated: 5/17/17
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** Listed information may be estimated.