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Case File: 846UMTN

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Artistic renderings of the victim; Victim's tattoo

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: May 22, 2003
  • Location of Discovery: Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
  • Estimated Date of Death: 2-4 days prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 15-22 years old
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'1" to 5'3"
  • Weight: 135-140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black, short.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Two homemade tattoos of "UL" on the back of his left hand in the web near the thumb and "JOE" and some unidentifiable writing on his right forearm, palm side. Healed fracture of his nose and a healing fracture to his big right toe.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available in CODIS.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: A black short sleeve shirt with the letter "Z" and a Starter Brand logo symbol on the front, brown corduroy pants, black web belt, brown socks, white Nike shoes with blue accents and blue and white soles with the words "Flight" written on the side.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: A red BIC lighter in his pocket.
  • Case History

    The body of a male was found in the Nonconnah Creek under a bridge near I-240 and Getwell Road in Memphis.

    An anthropological assessment of his bones showed that he may have had poor nutrition or chronic sickness during childhood, and he may have been a migrant worker who grew up outside of the United States.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Memphis Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Missing Persons Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 901-636-3300
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Name: Shelby County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 901-544-7200
  • E-Mail


  • Agency Case Number: ME: 2003-2015; NCMEC: 1106240
  • NCIC Case Number: U000019346
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #300
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • NCMEC

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    Added: 9/21/06; Last Updated: 1/22/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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