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Case File: 771UMCA

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Victim's rosary, shoes and sweater

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: October 13, 1975
  • Location of Discovery: San Mateo County, California
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1 to 3 years prior
  • State of Remains: Unknown
  • Cause of Death: Skull fracture
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 9-12 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 4'7" to 5'0"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. Extensive decay in the lower teeth suggesting the child had poor or no dental care prior to his death.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available. Sample not retained and location of remains unknown.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Dark blue sweater or jacket with snaps and a red/green/black/gray vertical striped liner, brown boots with three hooks and four eyelets with white oblique angled striping on soles (size 7 - 7.5).
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Wooden rosary beads with a cross pendant with white metal clasp; body/corpus and some wood beads are missing; "Italy" inscribed on the cross.
  • Case History

    A hiker discovered the partial skeletal remains of a child 300 yards up a steep and heavily wooded gully west of Kings Mountain Road about 1/4 mile south of the Huddart Park entrance. The coroner lists the date found as October 13th. NamUs and NCMEC list the date found as October 20th.

    He may have been part of a migrant family working the circuit of seasonal harvests.

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

  • Agency Name: San Mateo County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 650-312-5562
  • Agency Name: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
  • Agency Contact Person: Forensic Services Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 75-936; NCMEC: NCMU1167344
  • NCIC Case Number: U604069948
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #10524
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • San Mateo County Coroner's Office

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