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Case File: 429UMMS

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1 john tattoo peacock tattoo tattoo
Artistic rendering of the victim; Victim's tattoos

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: June 18, 2001
  • Location of Discovery: Pascagoula, Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Estimated Date of Death: 2 days prior
  • State of Remains: Unknown
  • Cause of Death: Homicide
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 25-35 years old (described as middle-aged)
  • Race: White and/or Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'5" to 5'7"
  • Weight: 250 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark brown, graying and shaved close to the head.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Piercing scar on his left earlobe. A C-shaped scar on his left eyebrow. An old scar on the center of his forehead. A possible old gunshot wound to his left wrist. A scar on the left side of his nose. Several tattoos including a large bird, possibly a phoenix or peacock, on his right shoulder, with a long feather and a couple of flowers and no color; John in cursive on his right upper chest; and an old English script E or F on the inside of his left forearm.
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Running shorts (size XL), warm-up pants (size XL), and a T-shirt.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    A passerby walking down the road found the victim wrapped in a carpet remnant and a blanket on the side of the road.

    In August 2004, Steven Leon Andrews, 26, was arrested and charged with capital murder of the unidentified man.

    Investigators believe the victim was from Texas and the motive for the killing was robbery.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Jackson County Sheriff's Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Capt. Mick Sears
  • Agency Phone Number: 228-769-3063
  • E-Mail
  • Agency Name: Crimestoppers
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 1-800-433-TIPS

  • Agency Case Number: 01-3685
  • NCIC Case Number: U540002695
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #4735
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • ViCAP
  • Jackson County Sheriff's Department

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    Last Updated: 3/14/2015 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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