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Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP17375Male, White / Caucasian
Date Body Found
July 23, 1972
Location Found
Beckley, West Virginia
Estimated Age Range
17-21 Years

Case Information
Case Numbers

NCMEC Number
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ME/C Case Number
DA-72184

Demographics
Sex
Male
Race / Ethnicity
White / Caucasian

Estimated Age Group
Adult - Pre 30
Estimated Age Range (Years)
17-21
Estimated Year of Death
1972-1975
Estimated PMI
Hours
Height
6' 0"(72 inches) , Estimated
Weight
Cannot Estimate
Circumstances
Type
Unidentified Deceased
Date Body Found
July 23, 1972
NamUs Case Created
January 16, 2018
ME/C QA Reviewed
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Location Found Map
Location
Beckley, West Virginia
County
Raleigh County
GPS Coordinates (Not Mapped)
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Circumstances of Recovery
The unidentified was hitch-hiking when he was struck by a car that went out of control near the Fair Deal Market on US 19-21. A motorist who had given the hitch-hiker a ride just before his death told police the man told him he was en route to Bluefield where he was born to get a birth certificate so he could join the Army. He also told, the motorist he was raised in Chicago, IL., but his parents were dead. He never divulged his name.

Details of Recovery
Inventory of Remains
All parts recovered
Condition of Remains
Not recognizable - Traumatic injuries

Physical Description
Hair Color
Brown
Head Hair Description
Dark reddish brown hair
Body Hair Description
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Facial Hair Description
moustache
Left Eye Color
Unknown
Right Eye Color
Unknown
Eye Description
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Distinctive Physical Features
No Known Information

Clothing and Accessories
Item
Description
Clothing Wearing a black pair of Levis, a blue and grey checkered shirt and jungle boots. On the Body
Footwear jungle boots. On the Body

Investigating Agencies
CASE OWNER
West Virginia State Police
(304) 872-0800

Agency Case Number
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Mark Painter, District Commander
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Case Contributors
Lisa Sadler, Medicolegal Death Investigator
West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
(304) 558-6920
Amy Jenkinson, Regional Program Specialist
(817) 304-8873 | Amy.Dobbs@unthsc.edu
UNT Center for Human Identification
(855) 626-7600