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Left: Artistic rendering of victim; Center & Right: Post mortem image clarifications with varying hairstyles
Date of Discovery: September 3, 1981
Location of Discovery: Harris County, Texas
Estimated Date of Death: Same day
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Homicide
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 18-30 years old
Race: White and/or Hispanic
Height: 5'8" to 5'10"
Weight: 165-170 lbs.
Hair Color: Black with a thin, light mustache and goatee.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Tattoos: chest (dragon/snake), left forearm (flower and Indian maiden), right forearm (bat/animal), right ankle (Swastika), left hand (arrow) and a heart with an arrow and the initals "J.P.E." on an unknown location.
Dentals: Not available. Natural teeth in good condition.
DNA: Not available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Brown short-sleeved shirt, navy blue slacks with white stripes, burgundy socks, green shorts, and beige high top boots.
Jewelry: White metal necklace.
Additional Personal Items: Brown wallet and a pink comb.
The victim was located at 4800 Harrisburg Avenue following an altercation. He was taken to Ben Taub hospital where he passed away. He may have been known as "Joaquim Puentes" from Piedras Negras, Mexico.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Texas Department of Public Safety
Agency Contact Person: Missing Persons Clearinghouse
Agency Phone Number: 800-346-3243 or 512-424-5074
Agency Name: Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
Agency Contact Person: MEO ID Unit
Agency Phone Number: 713-796-6774
Agency Case Number: TXDPS U0411008; ME: ML81-5207; LE: 58736481
NCIC Case Number: U510007077
NamUs Case Number: UP #4616
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Texas Department of Public Safety
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
Texas Rangers' Evidential Art & Facial Identification