FL Miami- Black Male, 45-55, found in a canal, June 1, 1961- wallet and fishing tackle.

PatLaurel

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Date of Discovery: June 1, 1961
Location of Discovery: Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: Days prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description​

Estimated Age: 45-55 years old
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Distinguishing Marks/Features: One-inch scar from the helix to the antehelix of the right ear.

Identifiers​

Dentals: Not available.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Not available.

Clothing & Personal Items​

Clothing: Blue short sleeve shirt, blue work pants, and high-top work shoes.
Jewelry: A watch.
Additional Personal Items: A wallet containing pictures of a young, black male and female. A brown leather case with fishing tackle.

Circumstances of Discovery​

The victim was found in a canal .75 miles west of Allapatha Drive.

The photos found in the wallet were of a young man and woman living in Goulds and Princeton, respectively. They were unable to identify the victim.

Investigating Agency(s)​

Agency Name: Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's Office

Agency Contact Person: Sandra Boyd
Agency Phone Number: 305-545-2425
Agency Case Number: 1961-1440

NCIC Case Number: U700022793
NamUs Case Number: UP #6594
Former Hot Case Number: 2101

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
 

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How odd that he carried a photo in his wallet and those people didn’t know who he was.
Since it had no ID perhaps he found the wallet and kept it to return it to the owner... or the "young man and woman" didn't want anything to do with him.
I wish we had more details... like, for example, how was LE able to identify and locate the people in the photos?

MOO JMO
 

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Other possibilities:
He could have stolen the wallet and not remove the pics.
He could have bought the wallet at a thrift shop or charity shop not noticing the pics.
The wallet may have just been found close to him but there was no connection.
 

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This type of scar makes me think knife attack but it could be as simple as scratching your ear on a tree branch.

If they could distinguish a scar on the ear, why is there no drawing, sketch, etc of his face? It would seem with "Decomposing/putrefaction" they'd be in a 2 week +/- window to be able to have some idea of what he looked like.

They were able to get fingerprints so the remains couldn't have been too degraded.

Distinguishing Marks/Features: One-inch scar from the helix to the antehelix of the right ear.

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He was found in a canal and a "A brown leather case with fishing tackle." was found. Perhaps he accidentally fell in the canal while fishing.
 
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