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Case File: 2128UMFL

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Artistic reconstruction, sketch and clothing of the victim; Victim's headstone

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: May 7, 1972
  • Location of Discovery: Daytona, Volusia County, Florida
  • Estimated Date of Death: May 3, 1972
  • State of Remains: Decomposed
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by stabbing
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 11-14 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 110-120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark brown and wavy.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Shaved pubic region. He had a benign bone tumor in his right leg that is common in male children and asymptomatic. He also had a congenital condition where bones in his feet fused together but also would have been asymptotic.
  • Dentals: Not available. All 32 teeth were in near perfect condition. No dental fillings were observed.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Maroon/red and white striped short sleeved pullover knit shirt, blue denim jacket (sleeve length 32), purple and gray tweed pants, brown dress socks, and one black loafer dress shoe with a chrome/silver buckle on the side (size 8 1/2).
  • Jewelry: None.
  • Additional Personal Items: Black wallet with paint flecks on it was found in his left rear pant pocket.
  • Case History

    The decomposed remains of a homicide victim were located near a pond off of Indian Lake Road in Daytona Beach. His body showed signs of violent trauma.

    His body was exhumed in 2013 in hopes of collecting DNA.

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

  • Agency Name: Volusia County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Inv. Ralph Henshaw
  • Agency Phone Number: 386-254-1537 x11425 or 386-254-4689
  • E-Mail
  • Agency Name: Volusia County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 386-258-4060

  • Agency Case Number: LE: John Doe #1; NCMEC: 1224409
  • NCIC Case Number: U950028252
  • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Volusia County Sheriff's Office
  • NCMEC
  • WFTV News Archive

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    Added: 8/8/13; Last Updated: 1/17/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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