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Hot Case 2349

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Unidentified White or Hispanic Male

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated Age: 20-40 years old (most likely 30-35).
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5" to 5'9" and 135-180 lbs.
    Described as being of short or average height.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair and unknown eye color.
    Described as having a hairy body and dark complected.
  • Marks, scars: Large 11" diagonal scar (non-surgical, old healed wound)
    running from the waistline in the small of his back to the right shoulder blade
    near the armpit. Small, crude tattoo of "L.R." on upper right arm near the shoulder.
  • Clothing: None recovered.
  • Dentals: Available. Large gap between front teeth.
  • DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • Other: One or more limbs and one or both hands were not recovered.

Case History
The victim's dismembered remains were found washed upon the beach between April 2nd and 8th around Biscayne Bay and other Dade County waterways. His remains were found along with the dismembered remains of an unidentified female. The victim died of gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. It is believed that a saw was used for dismemberment.

Investigators have invested a lot of time and money into the case they've dubbed "Tommy Torso." A drawing and reconstruction of the victim was completed but neither is unavailable at this time.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Investigating Agency:
Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's Office
Sandra Boyd

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number: ME 1985-0954; LE 12617F; NamUs 8293

NCIC Number: N/A

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The Miami-Herald News Archives