07-11-2009, 09:47 AM #1
UK - North Yorkshire, WhtMale Skull, 20-50, caught in fishing net, Feb'08
Appeal after skull found at sea
The man's face may have had an asymmetrical appearance
Police trying to trace the identity of a man whose skull was found in the sea off Teesside have appealed to the public for help.
Fishermen made the discovery while trawling off the coast of Hartlepool in February 2008.
A forensic anthropologist has produced a facial reconstruction which North Yorkshire Police hope may lead to someone recognising the man.
He would have been aged between 20 and 30 and had a missing front tooth.
The skull is believed to have been in the water for at least two years, although if it was enclosed in a confined space it might have been there for several decades.
So far scientific tests and checks against missing person databases have not led us to the man's identity
Insp Tony Quinn
Insp Tony Quinn of Scarborough Police said the man probably had north-west European ancestry.
"A distinctive feature is that he was missing his left-front tooth during life," he added.
"This could have been due to trauma or a congenital absence of the tooth.
"Unless corrected by a dental prosthesis, the missing tooth would have made the man's face look asymmetric.
"So far scientific tests and checks against missing person databases have not led us to the man's identity."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.
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07-11-2009, 09:48 AM #2
Face reconstructed after skull found in net
4:34pm Thursday 2nd July 2009
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By Mark Foster Ľ
DETECTIVES have turned to the world of science in a new effort to identify a skull trawled from the North Sea.
With the help of a forensic anthropologist, a facial reconstruction has been produced - and police hope that someone may recognise the man from the digital images.
The skull was found in the net of the Whitby-based trawler Christina as its crew bottom-trawled some 180ft down about ten miles off Hartlepool in February last year.
Forensic tests have since revealed that the skull belonged to a man aged between 20 and 50.
He had been in the water for a minimum of two to three years but could, if enclosed in a confined space, have been in the water for a number of decades.
Inspector Tony Quinn said: "It is believed the man was European, most probably with North-west European ancestry.
"A distinctive feature of the manís teeth is that he was missing his left front tooth during life. This could have been due to trauma or a congenital absence of the tooth.
"Unless corrected by a dental prosthesis, the missing tooth would have made the manís face look asymmetric."
However so far the scientific tests and checks against missing person data-bases have not led police to the manís identity, which remains a mystery.
"We hope that by releasing the images, someone may recognise the man and provide information which will help us identify him," said Inspector Quinn If anyone believes that the man is their relative or someone they knew, they should North Yorkshire police on 0845 6060 247.
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07-20-2009, 12:05 PM #3
I wonder if he could have been on board a ship that went down. I'm going to keep on eye on this case, it's interesting.
08-12-2012, 02:38 PM #4
Police still unable to identify bodies found in Teesside
by Lindsay Bruce, Evening Gazette
May 15 2012
Among its unsolved cases is that of a skull found by a Whitby fisherman who was trawling near Hartelpool on Valentine’s Day, 2008.
Forensic tests indicate the skull belongs to a man who died between the age of 20 and 50 and had been in the water for at least two to three years - but could have been a lot longer. It is believed he was European and he was missing his left front tooth.
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