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Case File: 948UMMI

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Artistic rendering Artistic rendering - profile Personal effects Key ring and keys
Artistic rendering of the victim by Heather Clark; Victim's personal effects

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: November 13, 1966
  • Location of Discovery: Trout Lake, Chippewa County, Michigan
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1965 to 1966
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Homicide
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 19-25 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'9" to 5'11"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Brown with a slight reddish cast, up to 4 inches in length.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. Upper front teeth (unrecovered) may have protruded (buck teeth).
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Tan lightweight cowboy style shirt (size 15 1/2-inch neck, 32-inch sleeve) with immitation pearl snaps and blue Lee jeans (size 30-inch waist).
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: US and Canadian currency. A gold-tone and chrome butane lighter. A key ring with a snap and strap attached with five keys, one of which had "330" etched into it.
  • Case History

    Hunters found the victim's remains near their deer camp in a wooded area 4.5 miles north and 5 miles west of Trout Lake off a dirt trail.

    The Canadian coins found in the victim's pocket led investigators to believe the victim was from the Ontario side of the border. A type of key ring found, more common in Canada, reinforced the theory.

    Evidence gathered during the recovery - including the victim's clothing and personal possessions - have been destroyed.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Michigan State Police - St. Ignace Post
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Robin Sexton
  • Agency Phone Number: 906-643-7582
  • Agency Name: Chippewa County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Joseph Garlinghouse
  • Agency Phone Number: 906-635-1568

  • Agency Case Number: 83-1352-05
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #8378
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Michigan State Police

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    Added: 3/1/07; Last Updated: 5/31/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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