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Case File 781UMIN

Reconstructions & sketch of Victim

Unidentified White Male

  • The victim was discovered on June 9, 1985 in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana
  • Estimated Date of Death: 6- days prior to discovery.
  • Cause of Death: Gun shot wound to the head
  • Partially Decomposed Remains

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 20-25 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'11"; 160 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Long, light brown hair and a mustache.
  • Clothing: Olive-drab Army field Jacket (M65), with military patches and name patch of "Hosea" and the word "Spearhead" emblazoned on it (a patch of the 3rd Armored Division, U.S. Army); blue t-shirt with "DIO Holy Diver World Tour" lettering; "Levi" jeans 29/33; grey "Adidas" shoes size 10; white tube socks; tan colored "Spaulding" undershorts 30/32 waist.
  • Fingerprints: Available
  • Dentals: Available. Dental charting done February 2, 2006, showed: Tooth No. 1, vertical impaction; No. 2, occlusal amalgam restorations; No. 3, occlusal amalgam restorations; Nos. 4-13, 20-29, virgin teeth or no information available; No. 14, occlusal, occlusal amalgam restorations; No. 15, occlusal amalgam restoration; No. 16, vertical impaction; No. 17, mesioangular impaction; No. 18, occlusal amalgam restoration; No. 19, occlusal amalgam restoration; No. 30 and No. 31, occlusal amalgam restoration; and No. 32, mesioangular impaction.
  • DNA: mtDNA available.

Case History

The victim was located by a man walking his dog in some woods along an abandoned set of railroad tracks in South Bend, Indiana on June 9, 1985.
St. Joseph County Police Department uniform officers were dispatched to an exit in the 52900 US 31 North approximately 600 feet north of Cleveland Road in South Bend, behind what used to be the Howard Johnson Motel on State Road 933.
The victim was not believed to have been murdered in that location.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit
Corporal Ken Cornelis or Sgt. Tom Cameron

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Source Information:
St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit
ADA org
South Bend area Crimestoppers

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