FL RUSKIN JOHN DOE: WM, 30-50, found in yard off Hgw 674 in Ruskin, FL - 2 Jan 2006


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1056UMFL - Unidentified Male

Reconstruction of the decedent by the University of South Florida and Wesley Neville; reconstruciton of shirt.

Date of Discovery: January 2, 2006
Location of Discovery: Ruskin, Hillsborough County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: Years prior
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 30-50 years old
Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 6'0"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Healed fracture of the left femur, left thumb and nose. Analysis revealed that the man suffered from fractures to several body parts during the course of his life including the chest, left arm, and left leg. His nose was broken and may have appeared crooked. His left hand was injured and may have affected its use and mobility. Fractures to the neck and lower back likely caused chronic pain and mobility problems. His left leg was shorter than his right which caused the man to walk with a distorted gait. His left foot had a deformity/healed fractures.

Dentals: Available. Tooth #19 with model yellow gold inlay/outlay; #14 appears to have had a full crown preparation. Missing all 4 wisdom teeth.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Tampa Bay Rays hat, a light blue button up shirt, and a black long-sleeve shirt with the word “Gimme” printed multiple times in orange and green letters on the front.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Eyeglasses, two glass bottles, a small clock radio, a razor blade holder and a plastic tobacco package.

Circumstances of Discovery
A woman discovered a human bone while cleaning her yard and believed that her dog must have retrieved it from the land surrounding her property. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies located more remains off of Highway 674, approximately ½ mile west of Interstate 75.

More than two years later on November 19, 2008, the husband of the woman who made the initial discovery was walking through the nearby woods when he located an orange camping tent with black trim between some bushes. As he approached the tent, he found additional remains. These remains were linked via DNA to those found in 2006.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Hillsborough County Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: Amanda Whidden
Agency Phone Number: 813-914-4500 or 813-914-4509
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 06-00026

Agency Name: Hillsborough County Sheriff
Agency Contact Person: Detective C. Fox
Agency Phone Number: 813-247-8660 or 813-247-8600
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 06-002620

NCIC Case Number: U460019218
NamUs Case Number: 52

Information Source(s)
Hillsborough County Medical Examiner
University of South Florida



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Possible Josef Unterhuber?


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Case File 408DMITA

Josef Unterhuber
Missing since January 11, 1988 from Bolzano, Italy.
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics
Age at Time of Disappearance: 32 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 182 cm
Distinguishing Characteristics: Blue eyes; brown, wavy hair. He wears glasses or contacts. His facial hair is red.
Marks, Scars: He has a scar on the inside of his right thigh. He has an old fracture on the left arm close to the shoulder.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Josef Unterhuber was a translator when he disappeared on 11 January 1988. On that day, Josef left for a two weeks vacation. He didn't tell anyone where he was going and never returned. It was discovered that Josef had requested a Visa for New York at the Vienna airport on the day after his disappearance. On July 7th of the same year he left the State of New York. On February 12, 1989, the Bolzano Police Station was informed by the Italian Consulate that his passport had been found in a facility for homeless people in Boston.

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