NamUs UP 2520

Unidentified Body/Remains (Unknown Sex & Race)
Found January 30, 1998 in San Bernardino County, CA
Body Condition: Not recognizable - partial remains with soft tissues
Probable year of death: 1995 to 1998
Estimated postmortem interval: years

Vital Statistics
Estimated age: 8-16
Approximate Height: cannot estimate
Approximate Weight: cannot estimate
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Scars and marks: nothing

Clothing & Accessories
Clothing: nothing
Jewerly: nothing
Footwear: nothing
Accessories: nothing

Fingerprints: Fingerprint information is not available
Dentals: Dental information / charting is not available
DNA: Sample submitted-tests complete

Case History: This skull, designated "Undetermined Doe #03-98" was found along a desert roadside near Lucerne Valley. The skull is that of a juvenile, probably between 8 and 16 years of age. The maxilla (upper jaw) was missing and no mandible or post-cranial remains were ever found. Sex, race, stature, weight, cannot be determined. Identity can only be established using head X-rays or DNA. Samples were submitted to CA DOJ-MPDP (Reference #BK-02-000450), but no nucDNA profile could be developed, only mtDNA. Therefore missing person comparison samples must be submitted from the maternal side of the family as well