The Doe Network:
Case File 315UMFL

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Reconstruction of Victim by Sharon Long

Unidentified White Male

  • Discovered on October 29, 1988 in the Gulf of Mexico, 8 miles southeast of Clearwater Pass, Pinellas County, Florida.
  • It is estimated the body was in the water between 2 and 7 days.
  • Skeletal remains


Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 35-45 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 6'3"; 200-220 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair that is starting to gray. Dark, thick eyebrows. Due to decomposition his eye color cannot be determined. There were no scars, marks, or tattoos noted on the body. He could have been of Latin, Italian or Greek descent. He was slightly overweight, smoked, may have worked out with weights on a regular basis, loved rich foods and brushed his teeth about three times a day. The victim was right-handed, and at one point broke the little toe on his left foot. There were also signs that the his right jaw was injured during his lifetime.
  • Dentals: He had a small hole where his top and bottom front teeth didn't meet properly. That could be an indication of the victim's occupation. He may have had to hold something between his teeth, such as a fishing net for a fisherman or nails for a carpenter.
  • Clothing: He was wearing a pair of black swim trunks with green stripes. He had a white t-shirt tangled in the chain. The logo on the t-shirt reads "OCEAN VIEW CLUB, FOR KIDS ONLY". The T-shirt was made in Turkey.
  • DNA: mtDNA Profile available in FBI NMPDD.

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T-Shirt


Case History
The victim was found shot to death and floating in the Gulf of Mexico on October 29, 1988.
The victim had a chain and weights wrapped around his neck and two pointblank bullet wounds in the head. A fisherman, who first observed the badly decomposed body, towed him to shore.
The victim was used to good foods, and everything around him was somehow associated with the beaches.
No fingerprints available.


Investigators
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Homicide Unit
727-582-6200

Email
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Case Number:
88-145607

NCIC Number:
U330250490

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
St Petersburg Times


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