Doe Network

626UMCA - Unidentified Male


Reconstructions of the decedent (right by Gloria Louise Nusse); sketch of pin found at the scene.

Date of Discovery: September 26, 1974
Location of Discovery: Mill Valley, Marin County, California
Estimated Date of Death: 1972 to 1974
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 4-6 yrs old
Race: Unknown, possibly white.
Sex: Male
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: The child would have been "considerably" small for his age.


Dentals: Available. Gray-blue discoloration to teeth, possibly due to the use of antibiotics or tetracyclines
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Olive-green windbreaker or ski coat with hood, green and white stripped knit-type shirt and a blue T-shirt (all children's size)
Jewelry: Red lady bug 1/2 inch stick pin
Additional Personal Items: None

Circumstances of Discovery

Human hair was found with the remains. The victim's skull, ribs and vertebrae were found in Mill Valley, California in 1974. His skeletal remains were found near the Mill Valley Golf Course. There were no signs of burial, no signs of abuse or malnutrition, no obvious clues about how he died. The remains were originally thought to be female, but DNA shows that the victim was a male.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Marin County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Alexandra Torres
Agency Phone Number: 1-415-473-6043
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 74-0215

Agency Name: Mill Valley Police Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 1-415-389-4100
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 74-1468

NCIC Case Number: U762977113
NamUs Case Number: 11847
NCMEC Case Number: 1184446

Information Source(s)

Western Project - Arne Svensen - Images

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2005; Last Updated: 12/8/2017

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information may be estimated.

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