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Case File: 596UMTX

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Left: Artistic rendering of victim; Center & Right: Post mortem image clarifications with varying hairstyles

Unidentified Male

  • 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
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 18-30 years old
  • Race: White and/or Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • 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.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • 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.
  • Case History

    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.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    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
  • E-Mail

  • 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.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
  • Texas Rangers' Evidential Art & Facial Identification

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    Last Updated: 7/15/13 - By: DD / TX AD

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