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Case File: 597UMTX

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: October 24, 1981
  • Location of Discovery: Houston, Harris County, Texas
  • Estimated Date of Death: Same day
  • State of Remains: Recognizable
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 50-60 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'6"-5'10"
  • Weight: 115-125 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown and gray, straight and 9" long with a full gray and black beard.
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Heavy drinker. Oblique 5-inch scar on left abdomen. Circumcised. Severe stasis dermatitis from mid calf to feet.
  • Dentals: Not available. Edentulous.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Not available. Not collected before burial.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Blue sweater, blue and white shirt, orange pants, red cloth belt, brown socks, a yellow and white cap, and brown shoes.
  • Jewelry: None listed.
  • Additional Personal Items: A praying hand coin and money holder.
  • Case History

    The decedent was located deceased in an alley near 300 Crawford in Houston.

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

  • Agency Name: Harris County Institute of Forensic Science
  • Agency Contact Person: MEO ID Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 713-796-9292
  • E-Mail
  • Agency Name: Houston Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Missing Persons Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 713-731-5223
  • Agency Name: Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Agency Contact Person: Missing Persons Clearinghouse
  • Agency Phone Number: 800-346-3243

  • Agency Case Number: ME: ML81-6235; LE: 58736481; TDPS: U0411007
  • NCIC Case Number: U740006929
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #4612
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs

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    Last Updated: 10/29/12 - By: DD / TX AD

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