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Date of Discovery: March 7, 2008
Location of Discovery: Hancock County, West Virginia
Estimated Date of Death: One to four weeks prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Unknown
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 45-70 years old
Weight: 200-210 lbs.
Hair Color: Gray or partially gray, 1 to 1.5" long. Gray beard stubble.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: None noted.
Dentals: X-rays and photos are available. Tooth # 13 root only, tooth #20 root only with root canal, tooth #21 root only and bony indication of a larger abscess.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Khaki pants, brown leather-type belt with a yellow, metal buckle, red/blue plaid boxer-style underwear, dark brown work boots, and white socks.
Jewelry: None noted.
Additional Personal Items: None noted.
The decedent was found in the Ohio River near New Cumberland Locks and Dam on March 7, 2008. Recovery was done by Hancock County, West Virginia authorities, who have jurisdiction on the river.
This is the first of three unidentified bodies recovered from the Ohio River between March and May 2008. Missing persons reports from Pittsburgh were reviewed for a possible match.
The second body was recovered on April 30, 2008. The third body was recovered on May 31, 2008.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Hancock County Sheriff's Office (WV)
Agency Contact Person: Detective Sergeant A.L. Watson Jr.
Agency Phone Number: 304-564-3311 x373
Agency Name: Medical Examiner's Office (WV)
Agency Contact Person: Regina Reynolds
Agency Phone Number: 304-558-6921 x4017
Agency Case Number: LE: 2008008913; ME: 08-0495
NCIC Case Number: U200024453
NamUs Case Number: MP/UP #6065
Former Hot Case Number: 1794
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
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