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771UMCA - Unidentified Male

Rosary Shoes Shirt
Victim's rosary and clothing

Date of Discovery: October 13-19, 1975
Location of Discovery: Woodside, San Mateo County, California
Estimated Date of Death: 1972 to 1974
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Skull fracture

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 9-12 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 4'10", Estimated
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Available. Extensive decay in the lower teeth suggesting the child had poor or no dental care prior to his death.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available. Sample not retained and location of remains unknown.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Dark blue sweater or jacket with snaps and a red/green/black/gray vertical striped liner, brown boots with three hooks and four eyelets with white oblique angled striping on soles and tranverse striping on the heels (size 7 - 7.5). The boots were missing laces.
Jewelry: Wooden rosary beads with a cross pendant with a white metal clasp and "Italy" inscribed on cross. Body/corpus and some wood beads are missing and some wood beads missing.
Additional Personal Items: None.

Circumstances of Discovery

A hiker discovered the partial skeletal remains of a child 300 yards up a steep and heavily wooded gully west of Kings Mountain Road about 1/4 mile south of the Huddart Park entrance.

The discovery was made between October 13-19, 1975, but the remains were not recovered until October 20th. It is believed that the remains were dumped at the site.

He may have been part of a migrant family working the circuit of seasonal harvests.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: San Mateo County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Emily Tauscher
Agency Phone Number: 650-312-5562
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 75-00936

NCIC Case Number: U604069948
NamUs Case Number: 10524
NCMEC Case Number: 1167344

Information Source(s)

San Mateo County Coroner's Office

Admin Notes

Added: 10/23/14; Last Updated: 11/9/17

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

** Listed information may be estimated.

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