The Doe Network: Case File 481UMMA
The Doe Network:
Case File 481UMMA

Victim's Medallion

Unidentified White Male

  • The victim was discovered on May 22, 1975 in Burlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Estimated Date of Death: 6 months - 1 year (May 1974-November 1974)
  • Decomposed Remains
  • Cause of Death: 2 gunshots to head

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: Late 20's - early 30's
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8" - 5'11"; 150 -170 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: The man was probably thin and he appears to have had dark hair. Unknown eye color.
  • Dentals: Available. Upper denture. Extensive dental work with several gold fillings and professional extractions.
  • Clothing/Jewelry: He was wearing an army field jacket (size regular small), a t-shirt, jeans, cheap canvass sneakers with black socks, a garrison type belt with a distinctive buckle and a necklace around his neck with a unique medallion, attached to it.
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not available


Case History
The victim was located on May 22, 1975 in Burlington, MA. The partially decomposed body had been buried in a shallow grave in a wooded area near Muller Road. This man was the victim of a homicide. It is believed that the man had probably been buried for about 6 months before he was found.

The Scene of the Crime :
The area is wooded and was used as a "lovers lane" at the time. The burial site wasn't very far from the road. It was probably within view of passing traffic. There were, and still are some houses nearby. The rest of the area at that time would have been wooded and isolated. There are a lot of industrial parks nearby now. It's within a mile of Route 95 (what was then only Route 128) and Route 3.
The best clues available to identify the victim are the distinctive belt buckle and the very unique medallion, suggestive of association with a motorcycle gang. At that time, there were reports of motorcycle gangs in town. There were a couple of houses where four of them, five of them lived.
Also, the black socks and gold fillings in those days usually meant you were associated with the military or law enforcement. Dental records would easily confirm the man's identity.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Burlington Police Department
Detective Gary Burdick

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number: 04833

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Source Information:
Burlington Police Department
Woburn Daily Times - 4/7/05

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