Unidentified White Male Found January 17, 1977 in Albany Township, Berks County
Vital Statistics Estimated Age: 23 to 28 years old Height: 5'10" - 5'11" Weight: 155 lbs Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: reddish brown, long and curly Facial Hair: full beard Blood Type: O positive Distinguishing Marks: a T-shaped scar on left side of chin. Clothing: Dark brown suede/buckskin jacket with tassles on the sleeves and torso (size 38); faded blue jeans (Wrangler brand, size 30x34); brown leather belt; brown knit turtleneck sweater (labled Jules Pilch-Doylestown/Hatboro, size "M"); long winter undershirt and pants (size "S"), military issue with laundry mark B-0654; two pair of socks (one pair black, the other wool); brown leather hiking boots, ankle length with black Vibram soles (size 10-10 1/2); leather gloves, sunglasses. Personal Items: his pockets contained a comb, pen, pencil, matches and $1.78. Jewelry: He was wearing a 14K white gold ring with a blue stone.
Dentals: Not Available
DNA: Not Available
Case Details On Sunday, January 16, 1977 two hikers discovered the frozen body of a man in a cave below an area called The Pinnacle along the Appalachian Trail in Albany Township, Berks County. The cave where he was found is only accessible by foot.
His death was determined to be suicide by drug overdose.
He was buried in the Berks County Potters Field, however, his exact location in the cemetery is unknown at this time.
If you have any information about this case, please contact:
Berks County Coroner's Office Joel Bonilla 610-478-3280 email
Sources NamUs Lebanon Daily News - Wednesday, March 2, 1977 NewspaperArchive.com Sketch completed by Pennsylvania State Police artist Berks County Coroner's Office Case submitted by a friend and frequent contributor to this site.