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942UMNY - Unidentified Male

Reconstructions of the victim by the Parabon Nanolabs and the NJSP Forensic Anthropology Unit

Date of Discovery: July 26, 2005
Location of Discovery: Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York
Estimated Date of Death: July 25, 2005, but possibly earlier
State of Remains: Not recognizable - partial remains with soft tissues
Cause of Death: Homicide

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 17-23 years old
Race: Black. Originally believed to be White and/or Hispanic
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" tp 5'8"
Weight: 130-200 lbs.
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Not available. No teeth recovered from cranium and the victim's lower jaw was never found.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: None.
Jewelry: None.
Additional Personal Items: None.

Circumstances of Discovery

On July 26, 2005, at approximately 9.15, a torso was discovered on a conveyor belt of a recycling plant in the confines of the 090 Precinct. The victim's legs, hands and genitalia had been removed and were never recovered.

On July 30, 2005, at approximately 15.30, a decomposed skull was found inside a black plastic bag at a public park located in the confines of the 081 Precinct. The skull had very little tissue on it and was missing the lower jaw. There were also no teeth on the upper jaw.

The skull was later positively matched to the torso found on 07/26/2005 through DNA.

Recent DNA analysis and examination of the remains indicated that this victim was Black, opposed to previous opinions that he was White or Hispanic.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: New York County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Angela Soler
Agency Phone Number: 718-963-5368 718-450-2998
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: K05-03774

Agency Name: New York Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Luis Batista
Agency Phone Number: 212-447-2770
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 2005/1024

NCIC Case Number: U240018795
NamUs Case Number: 5628
NCMEC Case Number: 1184315

Information Source(s)

New York City Police Department
New York Times

Admin Notes

Added: 2/19/07; Last Updated: 9/7/17

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

** Listed information may be estimated.

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