Artistic rendering and reconstruction, sketch and clothing of the victim; Victim's headstone
Date of Discovery: May 7, 1972
Location of Discovery: Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: May 3, 1972
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Homicide by stabbing
Estimated Age: 11-14 years old
Weight: 120 lbs. (Measured)
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 that also would have been asymptotic.
Dentals: Not available. All 32 teeth were in near perfect condition. No dental fillings were observed.
DNA: Not Available - Insufficient DNA for profiling.
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).
Additional Personal Items: Black wallet with paint flecks on it was found in his left rear pant pocket.
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. Unfortunately, the sample was insufficient for profiling.
Agency Name: Volusia County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Joseph Mullin
Agency Phone Number: 386-258-4060
Agency E-Mail: jmullin(at)volusia.org
Agency Case Number: 1972-0087
Agency Name: Volusia County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Inv. Ralph Henshaw
Agency Phone Number: 386-254-1537 x11425 or 386-254-4689
Agency E-Mail: rhenshaw(at)vcso.us
Agency Case Number: John Doe #1
NCIC Case Number: U950028252
NamUs Case Number: 13620
NCMEC Case Number: 1224409
Volusia County Sheriff's Office
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Added: 8/8/13; Last Updated: 9/10/16
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