Friday, November 12, 2010

United States Park Police Seek To Identify Skeletal Remains

The United States Park Police Criminal Investigations Branch seeks assistance in identifying skeletal remains.

These remains were found on January 16, 2003 under the eastbound span of the Roosevelt Bridge.

The forensic examination of these skeletal remains indicate the death occurred about six months prior, sometime in the Summer of 2002.

A cause of death was not determined.

A forensic anthropologist determined that these remains are of a black male 30-39 years old, 5'7" to 5'8", and he had an unusual bony growth on the upper left side of his mouth.

This growth (exostosis), would have given him the appearance of a swollen cheek or face. He likely would have had difficulty speaking or eating.

The scene where he was found indicated that he likely was homeless.

The drawing should fairly accurately reflect the bone structure, proportions, and measurements of this person's face.

The drawing shows facial hair. This is based on the premise that he was homeless, and many homeless have this length of facial hair.

If you can help identify this person, please contact United States Park Police Detective Kevin Fornshill at (202) 610-8751.