The Unidentified

Clearly, the most difficult cases to solve.  Who were they?  Someone knows.  Friends or family.  They knew someone and someone knew them.  If you recognize any similarities between these reconstructions and a person you knew or a family member, please contact the appropriate authorities.  You may remain anonymous.  If for any reason you do not want to contact them yourself, please send an anonymous email to me and I will gladly submit the information to them.

Thank you. 


Photo courtesy of
Operation Delta Dawn

How could someone just throw this beautiful little child away?  

Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by
And did I hear you say he was a-meeting you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky

Those words ring so true for the little girl tossed into the Escatawpa River on a Sunday morning in December of 1982.  Surely, she is sitting in that mansion in the sky surrounded by a multitude of beautiful roses.  Delta Dawn would be about 25 years old now, had she lived.  I wonder...what would her life be like?  Would she be married?  Would she be an artist?  She was never given the chance to live long enough to create any dreams of a future much less realize them.  The innocence of a child...did someone she loved and trusted take her life away?

It was December, two and a half weeks before the Christmas holiday, when deputy's spotted the little girl floating in the river.  She was approximately 18 months old, a pretty baby with strawberry blonde hair.**  Her smile was made of 12 baby teeth.  Dressed in a red and white checked dress and a diaper, only about 20 pounds and approximately 30 inches tall.  She was no match for the person who took her life.  

Detective Matt Cox said he believes she was thrown from the bridge.
Dr. Donald Dore performed an autopsy.  He indicated that the baby drowned but did not rule out suffocation.

**Some reports say the baby had strawberry blonde hair while other reports indicate her hair was brown.

Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart.
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never, ever walk alone.

Walk on little Mississippi Delta Dawn...
                        there are many people here still searching for your name.

Agency Case #: 82-21094

If you know who this little girl is or have any information regarding this case, please contact:

Jackson County Sheriff's Department
Captain Mike Sears
(228) 769-3063 

The National Center For Missing And Exploited Children
1 (800) THE-LOST


Reconstruction photo courtesy of
National Center for Missing Adults

I call her Lady Annandale.  She was found in the Pleasant Valley Memorial Park Cemetery in Annandale, VA.  It was determined that she took her own life.  December 17, 1996 she packed a green backpack with a cassette recorder and a tape of Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner doing the "2000 Year Old Man", she carried a small Christmas tree with gold balls on it.  Where did she come from?  How did she get there?  What led her to make this decision?  She sat down among the gravestones and there she ended her life.  

The lady was 60 to 69 years of age, she was 5' tall, 157 pounds and had curly red hair.  She had an 8" scar across the middle of her abdomen and her fingernails were painted red.  She wore expensive clothes.  A teal Eddie Bauer jacket, a navy blue Classiques Entier cardigan sweater, a red Classiques Entier sweater, a red Classiques Entier sleeveless silk shirt, and navy blue Classiques Entier knit wool pants, black loafers.  

Her jewelry consisted of two clip-on earrings, a gold ring with four jade stones, a small gold women's watch with a mesh band.  She also wore a metal bead chain with medic alert "NO CODE, DNR, NO PENICILLIN".

Investigative Case #: 96353000548
NCIC#: U-989549567

If anyone recognizes this lady or has any information regarding this case, please contact:
Fairfax County Police Department
1 (800) 673-2777

Reconstruction courtesy of
The Doe Network

This man was discovered on August 9, 2003 in a steep ravine on Red Mountain, just west of the city limits of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  He was estimated to be between 35 and 55 years old.  His hair color, style, and eye color could not be determined. 

Agency Case Number 03-4111

If you have any information relating to this man please contact:
Garfield County Sheriff's Office at (970) 945-1377 ext: 309.

Sketch courtesy of
The Doe Network

Near Sardis, Texas in  Ellis County, on September 22, 1998, a survey crew discovered the skeletal remains of this man tucked into a sleeping bag about 30 yards from railroad tracks and across the highway from the Midway Airport.  A pocket knife and a handgun case were also found near him.  He may have been a transient.  He was wearing a white t-shirt, a red, black and gray plaid button-up long sleeved flannel shirt, blue jeans, a size 34 belt, two pairs of socks and size 13 hiking boots.  He wore only one glove.

It is estimated that he died between 6 months to one year prior to the discovery of his remains.  The cause of death has been determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. 

It's so sad that someone (estimated age) 17 to 24 years of age would be subjected to a transient lifestyle and probably felt like he was as far down as he could go and was driven to end his life in this manner.  He was 5' 11" to 6' 2" tall.  He had blond hair.

Agency Case #: U9812002

If anyone recognizes him or has any information concerning this case, please contact:
Ellis County Sheriff's Office at (982) 825-4901.

Sketch courtesy of
The Fort Bend Star

It was the year 1992.  Oyster Creek in a rural Missouri City on a Friday in May  brought fence builders a discovery that they probably talked about for days to come.  They found what they believed to be human bones.  Police responded to a call to meet with the fence builders in the area of Thompson Ferry Road and State Highway 6.  When they arrived they were told that the men had discovered what they thought were human bones.  How right they were. 

The skeletal remains lay a very short distance from the Oyster Creek Bridge, completely visible from State Highway 6.

 Forensic Anthologist, Dr. David Glassman, was able to determine that the remains were that of a Caucasian male, 18 to 25 years of age.  He was between 5' 3" and 5' 6" tall.  Cause of death was blunt trauma to the face.  Based on the condition of the remains and the tattered scraps of clothing and on a coin located at the crime scene, authorities believe the man had been there from one to three years.

Forensic artists reconstructed a likeness of the victim's face. 

If you recognize this young man or have any information regarding this case, please contact:
Detective Andi Wiltse at (281) 261-4308. 

Found June 10, 2005 on Dorchester Road near the
bus station in Charleston County, South Carolina.

For more information...
The Trucking Boards

He is known only as "Tattoo Man".

If you recognize this man's tattoos or know where he may have had them done, please contact:

Detective DiCenzo
North Charleston Police
Detective Division






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