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Case File: 708UMCO

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: February 13, 1977
  • Location of Discovery: Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado
  • Estimated Date of Death: 30 to 60 days prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Mummified
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by blunt force trauma to the head
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 18-30 years old
  • Race: Unknown, possibly Native American.
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'7" to 5'8"
  • Weight: 125-145 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark brown or black, 5" in length.
  • Eye Color: eye color here
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Size 5 feet. No hair on chest.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Hanes cotton boxer shorts (size 30), beige checkered Hanes T-shirt (size medium 38-40), and a 1" wide leather belt.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Military sleeping bag.
  • Case History

    Hikers discovered the victim's body in a military-type, mummy-style sleeping bag, about 100 feet over the embankment from US Highway 285, one mile south of Colorado Highway 8.

    An investigation revealed that in mid-December 1976, a man had come to the door of the nearby Twin Forks Motel in Tiny Town asking to use a phone to obtain a ride to Littleton. He had several minor cuts to his face, which were bleeding. He indicated that he had been in a fight with his brother and the brother made him get out of the car. The man indicated that he had kicked out the windshield in his brother's car. He used the phone, but did not reach anyone. He was clothed only in a shirt and pants on a very cold night. The witness provided him a coat, and the man returned a short time later, apparently with his brother and returned the coat. The identity of this man was never determined, and it is unknown if it is related.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Investigator Cheryl Moore
  • Agency Phone Number: 303-271-5625
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Name: Jefferson County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: John Graham
  • Agency Phone Number: 303-271-6480

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 77-2497; LE: 77-03
  • NCIC Case Number: U090016606
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #7988
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
  • Colorado Bureau of Investigations
  • Rocky Mountain News Archive (July 14, 2007)

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    Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 2/17/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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