Author Topic: PASCAGOULA JOHN DOE: WM, 25-36, found in Pascagoula, MS - 18 June 2001  (Read 226 times)

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A passerby walking down the road found the victim wrapped in a carpet remnant and a blanket on the side of the road. In August 2004, Steven Leon Andrews, 26, was arrested and charged with capital murder of the unidentified man. Investigators believe the victim was from Texas and the motive for the killing was robbery.

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NamUs UP # 4735


ME/C Case Number: 01-003685
Jackson County, Mississippi
26 to 36 year old White Male

Case Report - NamUs UP # 4735
Case Information
Status Unidentified
Case number 01-003685
Date found June 18, 2001 20:00
Date created January 22, 2009 00:00
Date last modified October 14, 2016 12:41
Investigating agency
date QA reviewed September 29, 2011 11:33

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)

Agency Mississippi Chief Medical Examiner
Phone 601-987-1440
Agency Jackson Cnty Med Examiners Ofc
Phone 228-769-3197
Case Manager
Name Mark LeVaughn
Phone 601 987 1440

Demographics
Estimated age Adult - Pre 40
Minimum age 26 years
Maximum age 36 years
Race White
Ethnicity
Sex Male
Weight (pounds) 237, Estimated
Height (inches) 65, Estimated
Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
All parts recovered
Body conditions
Not recognizable - Traumatic injuries
Probable year of death 2001 to 2001
Estimated postmortem interval 2 Days

Circumstances
Location Found
GPS coordinates
Address 1
Address 2
City
State Mississippi
Zip code
County Jackson
Circumstances
Unidentified homicide victim.

Physical
Hair color Brown
Head hair
Brown

Left eye color Brown
Right eye color Brown
Eye description
Brown
No other distinctive body features
Distinctive features as described below

Scars and marks
Scar on right wrist
Scar on nose
Scar on forehead
Tattoos
upper left arm
chest
right shoulder

Other medical
information
Uncircumcised

Dental
Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available

DNA
Status: Sample is currently not available

Images

There are currently no images available for this case.

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Case File: 429UMMS
The Doe Network




Artistic rendering of the victim; Victim's tattoos

Unidentified Male
Date of Discovery: June 18, 2001
Location of Discovery: Pascagoula, Jackson County, Mississippi
Estimated Date of Death: 2 days prior
State of Remains: Unknown
Cause of Death: Homicide

Physical Description
** Listed information is approximate

Estimated Age: 25-35 years old (described as middle-aged)
Race: White and/or Hispanic
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" to 5'7"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Hair Color: Dark brown, graying and shaved close to the head.
Eye Color: Unknown

Distinguishing Marks/Features: Piercing scar on his left earlobe. A C-shaped scar on his left eyebrow. An old scar on the center of his forehead. A possible old gunshot wound to his left wrist. A scar on the left side of his nose. Several tattoos including a large bird, possibly a phoenix or peacock, on his right shoulder, with a long feather and a couple of flowers and no color; John in cursive on his right upper chest; and an old English script E or F on the inside of his left forearm.

Dentals
: Not available.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Running shorts (size XL), warm-up pants (size XL), and a T-shirt.

Jewelry: Unknown

Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Case History
A passerby walking down the road found the victim wrapped in a carpet remnant and a blanket on the side of the road.

In August 2004, Steven Leon Andrews, 26, was arrested and charged with capital murder of the unidentified man.

Investigators believe the victim was from Texas and the motive for the killing was robbery.

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

Agency Name: Jackson County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: Capt. Mick Sears
Agency Phone Number: 228-769-3063
E-Mail

Agency Name: Crimestoppers
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 1-800-433-TIPS

Agency Case Number: 01-3685
NCIC Case Number: U540002695
NamUs Case Number: UP #4735
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Information Source(s)
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ViCAP
Jackson County Sheriff's Department

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http://www.picayuneitem.com/articles/2004/...ws/02murder.txt

Pearl River County man arrested in Jackson County murder

By Jason Niblett/Item Staff Writer
Thursday, August 12, 2004 1:51 PM CDT

A man wanted in connection with a 2001 murder in Jackson County was arrested in Pearl River County Tuesday.

Pearl River County Chief Deputy Aaron Russell released a statement Wednesday, saying that Pearl River deputies worked with Jackson County deputies to arrest 26 year old Steven Leon Andrews of Roy Road near Lumberton.

The arrest came after reports from Jackson County showed Andrews could be at three different locations. He was also considered armed and a flight risk.

Russell said Andrews was arrested and taken into custody without incident. He said Andrews was asleep at the time of the arrest.


Andrews was charged with capital murder for the death of an unidentified man. The body was discovered on June 18, 2001 wrapped in carpet near the Alabama line.

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New leads in county murder case

Saturday, July 24, 2004
By JOHN SURRATT

PASCAGOULA -- Jackson County sheriff's investigators have generated some new leads in their probe into the death of an unidentified man whose body was found on Old Stage Road three years ago.

According to information from county authorities, the new leads involve a possible suspect and DNA evidence that is being processed to go to the Mississippi State Crime Lab. Investigators hope the DNA evidence will lead to an arrest in the case.

"The deceased has family or friends somewhere, and not only does he deserve to be identified, but his killer or killers need to be brought to justice," sheriff's investigator Capt. Mick Sears said.

"We've continued to work this case, checking out a lead here and a lead there," Sheriff Mike Byrd said. "Hopefully, everything will come together soon and we'll have a suspect in custody."

The man's body was found on June 18, 2001, wrapped in a carpet remnant and a blanket on the side of the road by a passerby who was walking along the road. No identification was found with the body.

The unidentified man is described as a middle-aged white or Hispanic man, 5 feet 512 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds. His hair was shaved close to the head and described as dark brown with a small amount of gray.

He had several tattoos, including a tattoo of the name "John" on the right chest, a tattoo of a large bird, possibly a peacock or phoenix on his right shoulder and back and a tattoo of an old English E or F on the left inside forearm.

"We have collected DNA samples from the carpet and blanket that wrapped the victim's body," sheriff's investigator Ken McClenic said. "We believe the carpet and blanket came from the suspect's house and we hope the DNA we found at the scene will match the same location where the suspect lives."

After the body was found, sheriff's investigators published a composite drawing of the man and photographs of his tattoos and contacted agencies in other states about missing persons reports in hopes of finding the man's identity.

Authorities said they are again appealing to the public for any information they may have that could assist them in identifying the man and lead to an arrest in the case.

Anyone with information about the man or the case should call the sheriff's department at 228-769-3063, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-433-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for any information leading to an arrest in the case.

Reporter John Surratt can be reached at 228-9341427 or jsurratt@themississippipress.com.

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Killer takes manslaughter plea

By MARGARET BAKER
mbbaker@sunherald.com


PASCAGOULA -- Steven Leon Andrews pleaded guilty Thursday to killing a man in an argument over drugs in 2001, though his victim's identity remains a mystery today.
Initially charged with capital murder and robbery, Andrews, 31, pleaded to a reduced charge of manslaughter in exchange for his plea. Jackson County Circuit Judge Dale Harkey deferred Andrews' sentencing until June 6.

Assistant District Attorney Brice Wiggins said the state has recommended a 20-year sentence, with 15 years to serve and five years of post-release supervision.

Andrews was arrested three years after he shot and killed the Hispanic man, whose body was found June 18, 2001, wrapped in some blankets on Old Stage Road in Jackson County near the Alabama line.

To this day, authorities, including lead investigator Jackson County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Ken McClenic, have been trying to find out the victim's identity. They're still awaiting clues in the case.

Andrews' arrest came after he started bragging to others about shooting a "Mexican" over drugs, specifically marijuana.

If the case had gone to trial, Wiggins said, they would've put on witnesses who heard Andrews brag about the killing, as well as others who could identify the items the victim was wrapped in, such as blankets witnesses had seen him with at one time.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said he was thrilled the case was solved, though he still has questions.

"There is no doubt in my mind that he was guilty of killing the man," Byrd said Thursday. "I just wish we could find out who he was."

Jackson County investigators still refer to the victim as John Doe, though they're continuing to chase leads to possibly identify him.

Currently the victim's information is listed on The Doe Network, a Web site on which volunteers try to help law enforcement identify nameless victims.

The victim was a white or Hispanic man, 25 to 35, 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 7 inches tall and 250 pounds with a shaved head and a scar in the center of his forehead.

He had tattoos - a large bird, possibly a peacock or phoenix - on his right shoulder with long feathers and flowers and the name "John" on his right-upper chest. He also had the letters "E" and "F" tattooed on his inside forearm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Department at 769-3063.

Andrews


http://www.sunherald.com/201/v-print/story/593506.html

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Mississippi Coast man to serve 15 years in cold case killing

Associated Press - June 12, 2008 12:34 PM ET

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Stephen Leon Andrews has been sentenced to 20 years for the shooting death of a man whose body was wrapped in blankets before acid was poured on the victim's face.

The victim remains unidentified.

The 30-year-old Andrews had pleaded guilty in late May to manslaughter in the June 2001 killing that authorities said was drug related. The Orange Grove-area resident was arrested in August 2004.

Jackson County Circuit Judge Dale Harkey on Wednesday imposed the 20-year sentence, 15 of which are to be served behind bars and five under post-release supervision. The initial charge against Andrews was capital murder, which was reduced to manslaughter.
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PASCAGOULA --Steven Leon Andrews will spend 15 years in prison for killing a man in an argument over drugs and money in 2001.

Circuit Judge Dale Harkey imposed the sentence Wednesday, following the state's recommendation that Andrews serve 15 years, with five additional years of post-release supervision.

Andrews initially was charged with capital murder. But in exchange for a plea the charge was reduced to manslaughter.

Andrews said Wednesday he did not kill the man, who has yet to be identified, but pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter to ensure he would one day be reunited with his family and children. The maximum sentence for manslaughter is 20 years.

District Attorney Tony Lawrence disputed Andrews' claims of innocence, saying he had nine witnesses prepared to say Andrews openly bragged about killing the Hispanic man, and even described the man's tattoo, believed to be a large phoenix.

Andrews admitted to bragging about the killing, but said he was lying to impress others because he was influenced by drug and alcohol use.

Harkey imposed the sentence Wednesday despite pleas from Andrews' family for leniency.

Andrew's sister pointed out she and her brother suffered abuse as children and lived in deplorable conditions, with no air conditioning or heat.

Students and some adults in her neighborhood, she said, often taunted the siblings because they were unkempt, wearing dirty clothes and sometime no shoes.

She said her brother had a hard time, especially as a student dealing with bullies, and he ended up quitting school in the seventh grade, leading him to a life of drug and alcohol abuse.

"I ask you judge, please, please don't throw my brother away," his sister said. "He is a good person. I know where he came from and I know what it takes to get out."

Andrews' son broke down in tears when he learned of his father's fate. At the end of sentencing, the judge allowed family members to see Andrews one last time.

Andrews' son held onto him and cried before his father was led away in a red prison jumpsuit made for maximum-security prisoners.

http://www.sunherald.com/local/story/619860.html

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Unidentified Hispanic Male Discovery: June 18, 2001 Pascagoula, Mississippi Est Date of Death: 2 days prior 35-35 years old You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency. If you have an info on this case. If you know who this victim may be or have an info concerning this case, please contact: Jackson County Sheriff's Department Capt. Mick Sears 228-769-3063 Mick_Sears@co.jackson.ms.us For more info on this case http://doenetwork.org/cases/429umms.html

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Age 28 to 36 years old
Hair Dark brown, gray, close-cut
Height 5'5-1/2" tall
Weight 225 to 250 pounds
Build Stocky
Sex Male
Race White, possibly Hispanic
Scars and Marks Tattoo of the name JOHN, written in fine script in clavicular region of right upper chest, Old English script letter “E” or “F” on left forearm, Black outlined tattoo, 9 by 4 inches, of a peacock on the right upper back, “C” shape scar in left eyebrow, Scar on left side of nose, Possible gunshot scar on left wrist
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An autopsy on the body by the Jackson County coroner revealed the following findings. In addition to being wrapped in black plastic, the body was wrapped in bed linens and carpet. The body was tied with nylon rope around the head, upper torso, waist and feet. The bed linens were soaked with blood that was dried. There was a fresh, close gunshot wound to the right temple which contributed to the victim’s cause of death.

Details:
On June 18, 2001, a man collecting cans along Old Stage Road, near the intersection of Pecan Road in Jackson County, Mississippi, discovered a dead body wrapped in black plastic sheeting on the shoulder. The crime scene was processed and the body was recovered and transported to the hospital morgue for examination.

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On June 18, 2001, a man collecting cans along Old Stage Road, near the intersection of Pecan Road in Jackson County, Mississippi, discovered a dead body wrapped in black plastic sheeting on the shoulder.



Old Stage Rd & Pecan Rd, Moss Point, MS 39562


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