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Case File: 425UMOR

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Reconstructions and sketch of the victim

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: August 26, 1972
  • Location of Discovery: Bandon, Coos County, Oregon
  • Estimated Date of Death: Years prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by two gunshot wounds to the head.
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 50-80 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'8" to 5'10"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: No evidence of old fractures.
  • Dentals: Available. Full set of dentures engraved with "S1214/66."
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Samples submitted - Tests not complete.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Hat with hat-band, brown leather belt buckled at 42", gray wool socks with red and green bands, and tan leather lace-up Bilt Rite work type boots with white composition soles that hook at the top for laces (labeled Nuron Crepe, Made in USA).
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Key ring with the initial "R" and an automobile key possibly for General Motors (GM).
  • Case History

    A citizen discovered the victim's skeletal remains in a wooded area north Bandon off Highway 101.

    Two .22 caliber bullets were found in the skull. Additionally, two unspent .22 caliber shells and three coins were found in the area, however, no weapon was found.

    A possible clue to his identity is the victim's dentures. It is speculated that they were made for a patient in Seattle (S) by the US Public Health Service Hospital (USPHSH) in 1966 (/66). The USPHSH is now closed. The hospital was established to care for service men and families, leading to further speculation that he may have been in the military or Merchant Marines at some point, probably between 1920 and 1930, and possibly serving during WWII.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: NamUs
  • Agency Contact Person: Dr. Veronica Vance
  • Agency Phone Number: 971-673-8300
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  • Agency Name: Bandon Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 541-347-2241
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  • Agency Name: Coos County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Kelly Andrews
  • Agency Phone Number: 541-396-7800
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: LE: 72-13
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #12289
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Unsolved Case 72-13

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    Added: 5/13/15; Last Updated: 5/13/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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