Author Topic: JOHN DOES: HM, 35-45 & 17-25, father and son found in Caroline County, VA - 10 Nov 1988  (Read 102 times)


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Unidentified Male
Date of Discovery: November 10, 1988
Location of Discovery: Ruther Glen, Caroline County, Virginia
Estimated Date of Death: 2 months to one year prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description
** Listed information is approximate

Estimated Age: 17-25 years old
Race: Hispanic
Gender: Male
Height: 5'3" to 5'7"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Unknown

Distinguishing Marks/Features: Congenital absence of a left transverse process on a lumbar vertebra. Wide nose and a thin build, as determined by the anthropology exam.

Dentals: Available. No restorations noted in teeth recovered; some teeth missing post-mortem. All four third molars extracted. The teeth could have been extracted earlier in life or congenitally absent.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Not available - Insufficient DNA for profiling.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Blue and gray TRAX short sleeved V-neck T-Shirt (boys size Large), blue Rustler denim jeans with folded cuffs to shorten the length (30x28; style # 89681), and red and black cowboy boots (size 8 D) with minimal wear, appearing new.

Jewelry: Unknown

Additional Personal Items: All of his personal effects are related to the Hispanic culture.

Case History

The victim's skeletal remains were found in a wooded area along I-95 near the Ladysmith Road exit or 112 mile marker. He was found with the skeletal remains of a another male. Forensic testing has suggested both males are paternally related, possibly a parent-child relationship, but their specific relationship is unknown.