Reconstruction of Victim
Unidentified White Male
In October 1958 the remains of a white male were found in an wooded area in Bedford, Pennsylvania, about 85 miles east of Pittsburgh.
While authorities believe the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, they don't know if it was an accident or suicide.
Investigators believe the man was well off because of the gold dental work and the contact lenses, which were unusual for the time. The contact lenses were traced to a Chicago manufacturer and fitted by an Illinois physician, but there are no records of the buyer.
The rifle was sold in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1939.
The brass key hasn't been matched to any location. The dental work has yielded no matches.
Camping equipment and jeans
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Pennsylvania State Police
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The Post Gazette 2/7/04
THE DAILY COURIER - OCTOBER 16, 1958
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