Reconstruction of Victim by Daniel Marion
Unidentified Biracial Male
The man also had one fused lumbar vertebra and an infection of his right foot. He had some arthritis in his spine that usually isn't found in men under 40. He likely walked with a noticeable limp and would have favored his right foot.
The victim was located on the prairie about a mile north of the Walking Stick housing development, north of Pueblo, Colorado. He was possibly mentally ill and was either released or walked away from a mental hospital.
A witness told investigators he encountered a man camping on the open range in August 2000. According to the witness, the man said he was from Albuquerque, and was working his way to Denver. The man had dreadlocks in his hair that was about 4 to 6 inches long.
The transient was told he couldn't stay on the land and would have to move. Apparently, the man moved, but only about a half a mile. On November 14, 2000, a woman on horseback came across a camp where the skeletal remains of a man were found reclining on a sleeping bag. Also at the camp area was a tent that had not been pitched, a second sleeping bag, several canteens and several changes of clothing.
There was no identification with the man and only a few pieces of paper. One had typed phone numbers for Spanish Peaks Mental Health Centers and another had addresses of homeless shelters in the Denver area.
The clothing and remains were studied carefully for any signs of foul play - knife or bullet holes in the clothing, broken bones, skull fractures. None were found.
Investigators NCIC Number: Source Information: CPEA
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Pueblo County Sheriff's Office
Detective Keith Ervin
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
The Pueblo Chieftain
NCIC Number: Source Information: CPEA
Source Information: CPEA
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