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Artistic rendering of the victim (Daniel Marion)
Date of Discovery: October 14, 2000
Location of Discovery: Pueblo, Colorado
Estimated Date of Death: A month prior
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Unknown
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 35-50 years old
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Evidence of degenerative joint disease that may have caused him some pain. This condition may be due to severe alcoholism, heavy use of steroids, decompression sickness, or a trauma such as a hip dislocation. One fused lumbar vertebra. 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.
Dentals: Not available. Unknown. Available. He had a nearly perfect set of teeth. He had no cavities and had never had any fillings. The only flaw was a wisdom tooth on his bottom jaw that grew in sideways.
Fingerprints: Not available. Unknown. Available.
DNA: Not available. Unknown. Available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Gray sweatshirt, blue sweatpants, and a gray jacket.
Additional Personal Items: A military green duffel backpack. A few pieces of paper were found on the victim. One had typed phone numbers for Spanish Peaks Mental Health Centers and another had addresses of homeless shelters in the Denver area.
A woman on horseback came across a camp where the victim's skeletal remains were found reclining on a sleeping bag. The camp was located on the prairie about a mile north of the Walking Stick housing development, north of Pueblo. There were no indications of foul play.
At the camp area there was a tent that had not been pitched, a second sleeping bag, several canteens and several changes of clothing.
A witness told investigators he had encountered a man camping on the open range in August 2000. According to the witness, the man said he was from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was working his way to Denver. The man had dreadlocks in his hair that were 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.
The victim was possibly mentally ill and was either released or walked away from a mental hospital.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Pueblo County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Detective Keith Ervin
Agency Phone Number: 719-583-6125
Agency Name: Pueblo County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Brian Cotter
Agency Phone Number: 719-584-9900
Agency Case Number: LE: 00S013890
NCIC Case Number: U740003002
NamUs Case Number: Not listed
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
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