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08/28/12                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           

 

Forensic Artist Puts a Face on Unidentified Man

The Office of the State Medical Examiner requested OSBI Forensic Artist Harvey Pratt to reconstruct a skull found in Johnston County July 8, 2002. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI open a case at that time. However, at that time the body was thought to be a teenage Hispanic male and no cause of death was ever determined. No missing reports near the area where the body was found were filed at that time. OSBI followed the few leads that came, but the case quickly grew cold.

Recently, an employee with the medical examiner’s office looked at the case again and determined the remains are that of a middle-aged Hispanic male with a slight build who died approximately two months before his body was discovered. The man was wearing Levi’s jeans size 28W x 32 L and a size 6 ½ Adidas shoe. Still, no cause of death can be determined.

In an effort to identify the deceased, the medical examiner’s office requested Pratt reconstruct the skull in the hopes someone may recognize him. If the face looks similar to someone who has not been seen or heard from for at least 10 years, please contact the OSBI at 1-800-522-8017.

Johnston County Skull 1Johnston County Skull 2Johnston County Skull 3