FL FL - Winter Garden, Orange County- Male, Hispanic- 17-25- Suicide by hanging- Red Rosary- 3514UMFL- Feb. 26, 1997

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Date of Discovery: February 26, 1997
Location of Discovery: Winter Garden, Orange County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: 2-3 weeks prior
State of Remains: Decomposed
Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging

Physical Description​

Estimated Age: 17-25 years old
Race: Hispanic
Sex: Male
Height: 5'3" to 5'5"
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Black. Cut short, at around 1.5 cm with a straight texture. Hair on back of head noted to be about collar-length.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown.

Identifiers​

Dentals: Available, although information is limited.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Not available.

Clothing & Personal Items​

Clothing: Dark pants with pleats and an inseam measurement of 27 inches. The label on the pants identifies them as Crest Career Images, size 34. He had knit, jockey style underwear. Pullover shirt, "Robert Bruce" brand, size L. A pair of Nike Airwalks, size 10.5.
Jewelry: A red bead rosary necklace around the neck, with a white central piece with a white crucifix, with a Christ figure on it.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown.

Circumstances of Discovery​

The decedent was located by a jogger at the 7200 block of Avalon Road, in a citrus grove in Winter Garden, Florida, on February 26, 1997.

The male's body was hanging from a belt fastened to a tree branch.

Investigating Agency(s)​

Agency Name: District 9 Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Ashley Shaughnessy
Agency Phone Number: 407-836-9400
Agency E-Mail: Medical.Examiner(at)ocfl.net
Agency Case Number: 1997-000184

Agency Name: Orange County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 407-254-7200
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 97-080525

NCIC Case Number: U028856864
NamUs Case Number: 535
NCMEC Case Number: 1184602
Former Hot Case Number: 852

Information Source(s)​

NamUs
NCMEC
FLUIDDB

UP535

0 Missing Person Exclusions
 
I see they say age 17-25 on the site linked above but on NamUS it says pre-50..so I went with that

NamUs Profile: The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

A few possible, but probably unlikely matches.

Last seen in OR ...so kind of far way....
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

Missing a year prior from NC:
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

Missing from Tx:
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From FL - but a little on the older side
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

MOO
 

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