The Doe Network:
Case File 755UMOH

Reconstruction of Victim by Linda Spurlock

Unidentified Black Male

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 37 - 47 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'0" -5'10" 
  • Clothing: A yellow and brown short-sleeve T-shirt under a red, yellow and green print long-sleeved cotton shirt with a collar.
    Over those two shirts he wore a brown, long-sleeve corduroy shirt with a black and brown denim collar.
    Denim jeans, on his head he wore a black nylon wrap topped by a tight black hat, four pairs of socks, black nylon "dew rag" hat, tight black hat with end tied in knot and leather boat shoes.
  • Jewelry: Chain necklace with split ring as clasp, cylindrical key chain.
  • Personal Effects : In pockets a roll of black electrical tape, a metal punch, an pack of Kool cigarettes and a transparent green cigarette lighter.
  • Fingerprints: Not Available skeletal
  • Dentals: Available. Teeth not recovered were number 8, 9, 10, 11, and 26.
  • DNA: Not Available

Case History
The victim was located in the chimney of the Mount Ararat Baptist Church Youth Center on 3790 East 131st Street and Corlett Avenue in Cleveland, OH.
The remains were found by a man who was repairing the heater at the Youth Center. After furnace installer hooked up duct work to chimney, found the chimney to be blocked. While attempting to clear blockage, found what appeared to be human remains. 

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Cuyahoga County Coroner
Frank Miller
Cleveland Police Department
Homicide Unit

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

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Source Information:
Forensic Case Files
Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - February 12, 1999
Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - April 30, 1999

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