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Unidentified Black Male

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 60's
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 6'0-6'2"; 144 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: About two weeks' growth of gray beard on his neck. Uncircumcised. Suffering from cardiovascular disease. Medium build.
  • Distinguishing Marks: He had one scar about two inches above the navel about 2 inches long, and another half-inch by quarter-inch scar on the left side of the abdomen. He had open sores and discolored skin on his lower legs. He also had a foam pad attached to the skin of his right lower leg. The man's toes were thickened and misshapen by an infection. Most of both hands had been cut off.
  • Fingerprints: Investigators were able to obtain a palm and thumb print, but neither turned up any matches.
  • DNA: Available

    Case History
    The victim was located at Maytown Road near Gobler's Lodge Road, in a rural area five miles east of Osteen, FL. The body was found by residents driving through the southwest Volusia area.
    His hands and head had been severed. The nude body of the unidentified man had a cord tied around his ankles and it appeared he had been dragged behind a vehicle.

    2007- Additional investigation has revealed the victim may be from South Florida, but an official identification has not been made.

    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    District 20 Medical Examiner Office
    Michael Britt
    239-434-5020, extension 1 or
    Inv. Jim Downing
    Crime Stoppers
    888-277-TIPS (8477)

    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

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    Source Information:
    Journal On Line 10/10/07
    The Tampa Tribune