The Doe Network:
Case File 885UMSC

Reconstruction of Victim

Unidentified Hispanic Male

Vital Statistics

  • Approximate Height and Weight: 6' 0"; 190 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Bald with dark mustache.
  • Fingerprints: Available

Case History
The victim was located in Sumter County, South Carolina on March 25, 2005.
On March 25, 2005 at 20:15 on Interstate I-95 this person was involved in a vehicle accident in Sumter County, South Carolina. He was driving a 1993 white Chevrolet Van with Florida Tag X2O MEB and headed north when the vehicle struck a bridge near mile marker 176.

The sheriff's office has released a nationwide report on the man. Mexican authorities and the U.S. Embassy in Mexico have been contacted. So far, authorities in Sumter County have heard nothing back concerning the man's identity. The man's information and photo were also placed on Spanish language web sites.

Authorities found a number of clues as to the man's identity. But they all led to dead ends. The Mexican identification he was found with identified him as Javier Martinez, 47. But the information on the ID was false. A search of the man's fingerprints returned an arrest out of Charleston on March 8th.
The victim gave Emergency management officials who investigated the wreck a home address in Atlanta which was also false. A second address for the unidentified man was found out of Cary, North Carolina, but the coroner there said he hadn't lived in the area in three years. Records also show that "Martinez" sold a vehicle in Texas the previous year. But a look into that lead left little information.

A passenger in the vehicle survived the March 25 crash. But he told police the driver was a stranger who gave him a ride after picking him up in Dublin, Georgia.
They supposedly hijacked this van in Savannah, Georgia, and threw the owner out. 

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Sumter County Coroner's Office
Coroner Verna Moore
Sumter County Sheriff's Office

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Source Information:
Sumter County Sheriff's Office

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