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Case File 728UMVA

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Reconstruction of Victim by Ed Gardner; Bottom Row by NCMEC

Unidentified Black Male

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 20-25 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'10-6'1"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair; unknown eye color. Slender but muscular. Muscular arms, a slim waist. Anthropological examination of remains did not yield signs of fractures.
  • Dentals: Available. His teeth showed signs of repair, and his wisdom teeth had been removed.
  • Clothing: Purple and blue / turquoise Nike windbreaker, size large; dark colored (possibly green) Nautica sweatshirt, size X-Large; Guess jeans, waist 34; silk Jockey boxer shorts, size large, sewn to smaller size at waistband.
  • Items: He had cigarettes, a plastic bag from a Naval Exchange and a cassette tape of rap music titled “Ill Style Live” in his pockets.
  • Fingerprints: Not Available
  • DNA: mtDNA Available.


Case History
The victim was located at the Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia on May 24, 1997, by navy contractors conducting dredging operations between piers 10 and 11.
There were no signs of trauma on the bones and the regional medical examiner looked at the remains and didn't find signs of foul play during the autopsy.
NCIS compared missing person's reports and military unauthorized absence dental records with the body. With no matches or leads, the remains were buried about eight months after discovery.
He may have been staying at the Breakers Inn in Ocean View, and could have visited the Fleet and Family Support Center on Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base before his disappearance.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Investigator Amanda I. Carlson

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Source Information:
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Flagship News
Pilot Online

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