Doe Network

2873UMNY - Unidentified Male

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Artistic rendering of the victim; Victim's personal effects

Date of Discovery: February 29, 2016
Location of Discovery: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Estimated Date of Death: 2010 to 2015
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 55-85 years old
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7", Estimated
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Individual was wearing multiple layers of clothing to include: A red pullover fleece jacket, tan pullover fleece jacket, orange collared short-sleeved Virginia Tech shirt, tan T-shirt, black sweatpants with white strips along the sides, and blue denim shorts.
Jewelry: Dog tags with "Army Strong" on one side and a quote from Joshua 1:9 on the other side. Fluorescent green rubber bracelet with "generationOn.Org" and a tan bracelet.
Additional Personal Items: A black pager.

Circumstances of Discovery

The decedent's remains were found in an upstairs bedroom of an abandoned home in Brooklyn. He was possibly homeless and squatting in the abandoned house.

Multiple items of clothing, shoes, and a backpack with toiletry items were found within the room. Paperwork and food wrappers with an expiration date of Fall 2013 were also found in the room.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: New York County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Angela Soler
Agency Phone Number: 212-447-2770
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: K16-01174

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 15406

Information Source(s)


Admin Notes

Added: 5/30/17; Last Updated: 5/30/17

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information may be estimated.

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