Monday, October 18, 2010

Police Seek Help to Identify Murder Victim

The Detroit Police Department and the Michigan State Police are working together to identify the remains of a homicide victim found in a shallow grave on Detroit’s Westside in March of 2008.

Composite Photos of the Murder Victim

On March 14, 2008 investigators were called to the alley behind 7401 Mansfield Street, where a set of unidentified human remains were found buried. An anthropologist later determined that these were the remains of a black male, aged 30-45. He was 5’6”-6’ in height and was wearing a black button up short sleeved shirt with a dramatic Chinese style dragon on the front and back. A black leather sandal was also found, suggesting that he had died during a warmer month.

The individual had several physical findings suggesting that he had a broken nose, several healed broken ribs and possibly had indications of lung problems during life.

If anyone has information, please call Detroit Police Homicide at (313) 596-2260 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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