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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    New England

    FL - Miami, 'Tommy Torso' Wht/Hisp Male UP8293, 20-40, in Biscayne Bay, Apr'85

    This man was dismembered and thrown in Biscayne Bay along with a similarly dismembered female who has since been identified as Nilsa Padilla (https://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ght=Namus+8293). He remains unidentified.

    The victim was discovered on April 2, 1985 in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
    Estimated Date of Death: 1985.
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction.
    Cause and Manner of Death: Gunshot/Homicide.
    Vital Statistics

    Estimated Age: 20-40 years old (most likely 30-35).
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5" to 5'9" and 135-180 lbs.
    Described as being of short or average height.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair and unknown eye color.
    Described as having a hairy body and dark complected.
    Marks, scars: Large 11" diagonal scar (non-surgical, old healed wound)
    running from the waistline in the small of his back to the right shoulder blade
    near the armpit. Small, crude tattoo of "L.R." on upper right arm near the shoulder.
    Clothing: None recovered.
    Dentals: Available. Large gap between front teeth.
    DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted.
    Fingerprints: Not available.
    Other: One or more limbs and one or both hands were not recovered.


    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:

    Thomas Scott 1956 Texas
    Ramon Vasquez 1954 Texas

    Doenet says "Investigators have invested a lot of time and money into the case they've dubbed "Tommy Torso." A drawing and reconstruction of the victim was completed but neither is unavailable at this time." I have no idea why they would have done a reconstruction and drawing if they weren't going to make it public
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    san jose, ca
    i bump this one year later.

    i read the story of "theresa torso". the female victim and her family (disgusting pervert partner and children) lived in a makeshift camper on a closed island in FL that was inhabited by vagrants. since the partner was very abusive, i am thinking this man is someone who also lived on the island or else how would she have had access. so possibly a vagrant or immigrant. probably not reported missing.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    New England
    No new ruleouts.

    His Namus (https://identifyus.org/en/cases/8293) says he has dentals, DNA, and fingerprints now.

    There's also a good recon. 30315.jpeg
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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