653UMFL - Unidentified Male

Victim's tattoos touched-up by Charlaine Michaelis

Date of Discovery: January 13, 1976
Location of Discovery: Collier County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: December 1975 to January 1976
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 21-35 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" to 5'7"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hair Color: Light brown, collar-length.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Tattoos: Heart with 1/2 arrow shaft entering inner side of heart on upper right arm, "HATE" on right hand knuckles, and a cross with distinct lines on either side and above between the right thumb and index finger. He had a slight beard.


Dentals: Not available. His teeth were natural and of poor hygiene.
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Blue jeans, white leather belt, jockey shorts, white socks, and brown Roughout leather boots.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

A worker checking the pumping station equipment on L-28 canal found the victim's remains. The area is two miles north of I-75 (Alligator Alley) near the 50 mile marker.
Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Collier County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Kim Cherney, Sr.
Agency Phone Number: 239-252-0050
Agency E-Mail: kim.cherney(at)colliersheriff.org
Agency Case Number: 76-1086

Agency Name: District 20 Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Marta Coburn
Agency Phone Number: 239-434-5020
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1976-00016

NCIC Case Number: U720006201
NamUs Case Number: 1332

Information Source(s)

Collier County Sheriff's Office