Unidentified Black Male Found November 27, 1997 in Bensalem, Bucks County
Estimated Age: late teens to early 20s Estimated Height: 6'1"-6'2" Estimated Weight: 225 lbs, slim Hair: close-cropped or shaved Clothing: green sweatshirt with Tommy logo on the front (size XL), green Tommy Hilfiger slacks, belt (size 32), Ellesse XL sneakers. Other: No facial hair. No apparent tattoos.
On Thursday, November 27, 1997, Thanksgiving Day, a woman visiting her boyfriend on the Bristol Township side of Neshaminy Creek was looking for birds through binoculars from her boyfriend's house. She thought she'd spotted a heron on the other side of the creek, but realized what she saw were two sneakers among the rocks. Her boyfriend watched for a few minutes and, when the body didn't move, called the police.
It was unclear how long the body was in the creek, but a policeman at the scene stated that it didn't appear that the man had been in the water for very long. Missing persons reports in the area were checked with negative results. The man remains unidentified.
If you know anything about this case, please contact:
Bensalem Police Department Detective Chris McMullin 215-633-3726 email