06-21-2011, 07:49 PM #1
VA - Portsmouth, BlkMale 1627UMVA, 17-23, Aug'96 - Andre Macklin
The Doe Network:
Case File 1627UMVA http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1627umva.html
NamUs UP Case 5550 https://identifyus.org/cases/5550
Unidentified Black Male
The victim was discovered on August 2, 1996 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia
Estimated age: 17-23 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6"
Distinguishing Characteristics: Congential absence of sagittal suture, congential fusion of sixth & seventh vertebrae, coccygeal-sacral fusion.
Clothing: Hooded green, white, and maroon short-sleeved t-shirt with "RUBA"; striped blue and white Levi Strauss Silver Tabs denim shorts; gray socks; Fruit of the Loop, size 30-32, brief style underwear. Black and white Nike Air tennis shoes with velcro stripes (size unknown).
The mostly skeletonized, partly putrefied remains were found in an abondoned cinder block plant, by children playing in the area.
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06-21-2011, 10:21 PM #2Registered User
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03-01-2012, 05:59 PM #3
Mold sculpture helps solve Portsmouth cold case
by Philip Townsend
Posted on March 1, 2012 at 4:14 PM
Police believed skeletal remains found in 1996 were that of 19-year old Andre Macklin, but forensics experts couldn't make a positive match because the skeleton was decaying.
It wasn't until this new technology - used by state forensics experts - that an official match was made.
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