Unidentified White Male Found May 28, 1979 in Bear Creek Twp, Luzerne County
Vital Statistics Estimated Age: 25 to 40 years old
Estimated Height: 5'10"
Estimated Weight: 180 lbs Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: unknown Distinguishing Characteristics: it was noted that he had well-manicured fingernails and toenails. Clothing: black, long-sleeved shirt; tan trousers with white pinstripe; jockey shorts; two pair of socks (black pair worn over white pair); one black loafer. Accessories: sterling silver bracelet; 14 carat gold serpent ring worn on right pinky finger. Cause of Death: multiple gunshot wounds Estimated Time of Death: roughly 2 weeks prior to being found Fingerprints: Not available Dentals: Available DNA: Available
Case Details On Monday, May 28, 1979, two men were on their way to a fishing hole near White Haven Road in Bear Creek Twp when they came upon the body of this unidentified male. He was fully clothed but missing one of his shoes, presumably lost when he was dumped over the embankment at the side of the road.
On September 26, 2016 he was exhumed from his resting place at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hanover Twp. It is hoped advances in forensic technology will help determine his identity almost four decades after he was found. Additional information will be added here as it becomes available.
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