The Doe Network:
Hot Case 852
Unidentified White/Hispanic Male
- The victim was discovered on February 26, 1997 in Winter Garden, Orange County, Florida
- Estimated date of Death: 2-3 Weeks prior
- Estimated age: Adult - Pre 30
- Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5"; 87 lbs.
- Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair, below collar length in the back.
- Clothing: Dark pants with pleats and an inseam measurement of 27 inches. The label on the pants identifies them as Crest Career Images, size 34. He had knit, jockey style underwear. Pullover shirt, "Robert Bruce", size L.
A pair of Nike Airwalks size 10 and a half.
- Jewelry: A red bead rosary necklace around the neck, with a white central piece with a white crucifix, with a Christ figure on it.
- Fingerprints: Available.
- Dentals: Limited dental comparison available.
- DNA: Not available.
The victim was located at the 7200 block of Avalon Road, in Winter Garden, FL.
A jogger noticed a foul odor coming from a citrus grove and went to investigate and thereupon found the decedent hanging from a citrus tree with a belt. He jogged home and notified Orange County Sheriff's Office.
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