Unidentified White Male Found March 18, 2001 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Vital Statistics Estimated Age: 50-60 years old Estimated Weight: unable to estimate Hair Color: unknown Eye Color: unknown Clothing: Striped long-sleeved dress shirt (pictured above), thick woolen gray pants (pictured above), deteriorated dark-color leather coat or jacket with either a black lining or black sweater beneath. Jockey brand underpants, size 36 waist. Socks. One pump-style leather shoe, size 9 or 10, with a side buckle. State of Remains: Partial skeleton. Sporadic anterior fusion of some of the vertebrae that was recovered. Dentals: Available. No natural upper teeth, had cemented bridge DNA: Available
Circumstances On Sunday, March 18, 2001, at around 9:45am, a man searching for deer antlers in Fairmount Park found a human skull and notified police. Police located the rest of the remains under a tree in a drainage culvert in a densely wooded area of the park, about 60 feet from the edge of Conshohocken Ave, near West River Road.
Cause death was probably a gunshot wound to the head, possibly self-inflicted. A rusted 32-caliber, semi-automatic handgun was found under the remains.
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Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office 215-685-7445