Unidentified in Winneshiek CountyCourtesy Iowa Department of Public Safety
Skull reconstruction pictures indicate what the individual may have looked like. The pictures show the clothing the victim was wearing at the time of death.

Unidentified White Male

STATUS: Unidentified

AGE: Approx. 30 – 40

CASE NUMBER: Winneshiek County – 1986

NAMUS CASE NUMBER: 2620

SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND: March 31, 1986

ESTIMATED DATE OF DEATH: April 1985

US Map showing route from Ohio to CaliforniaDESCRIPTION: White male, 30-40 years of age, 5’6″ to 5’9″, 145 – 160 lbs., brown hair, medium build.

DETAILS: Skeletal remains found March 31, 1986, between hay bales at a farm site in Winneshiek County, Iowa. The individual may have been traveling from Ohio to California.

CLOTHING: Plaid white-tan-black pile-lined jacket (mackinaw type farmers or cowboys jacket) with a Sears-Roebuck Oakbrook Sportsman/Sportswear label, medium white-tan short sleeved terry cloth V-neck polo shirt (Wedgefield brand), blue Levi cords with 33-inch waist and ranger tag on back of pants, black socks, Fruit of the Loom jockey shorts size 30-32, extra-large blue windbreaker (Madison brand),  and brown shoes, 3/4-inch high suede, size 6 or 9. Shoes are each 11-1/4 inches long.

POSSESSIONS: A one dollar bill, a pink blanket (Esmond brand), and a match book

Map of Winneshiek County in Iowa

Winneshiek County in Iowa

CAUSE OF DEATH: Unknown

DENTAL: Dental information / charting is available and entered.

INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office, 319-382-4268 and Winneshiek County Medical Examiner’s Office, 563-382-9671.

EXCLUSIONS: The following individuals have been ruled out as being this decedent:

  • Michael Limesand (DOB 1958)
  • Melvin Synder (DOB 1985) 

Questions and comments may be addressed to:

Winneshiek County Medical Examiner’s Office — 563-382-9671

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