Unidentified Persons

Unidentified Persons

indigent Monument 2013 WEBThis page contains descriptions of unidentified remains whose cases have been processed by the medical examiner’s office as of October 21, 2014

Call 312-666-0500 to speak to Deputy Chief Investigator, Timothy Doe, about matching one of these unidentified bodies to the identity of a missing person. Descriptions of cases can also be found at NAMUS.gov

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 Unidentified Persons

Case # Date Found Location Found Description Image
163 MAY 14 5/10/14 4816 W. Ferdinand Ave., Chicago, IL 60644
  •  Male
  • Clothing: brown striped shirt, white t-shirt, brown/black pants with a brown belt, white briefs, white boxer underwear, black stocking. A burlap bag is also received.
None Available
311 APR 14 4/21/14 6222 S. PaulinaChicago, IL 60636Found in an abandoned residence
  • Black Male, appearing at least 40 years of age
  • 5’9”, 129lbs.
  • Straight black hair with gray streaks, black beard
  • Clothing: white t-shirt, blue jeans, gray pants, blue socks
Sketch
162 APR 14 4/11/14 Chicago Rivernear 700 S Wells Street
  • Male
  • 5’7″, 150 lbs.
  • clothing: fragments of gray hooded sweatshirt and black t-shirt
 None Available
342 Jan 14 1/21/14 3272 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647
  • White Male, 178 lbs., 5’9”
  • Straight gray hair up to 1-1/2” long with a receded hairline and balding on the frontoparietal scalp, gray mustache and beard
  • Brown eyes
  • Clothes:  blue hooded jacket (Blue Ink Apparel, 2XL), brown leather belt (38 inches), brown corduroy pants (Nautica Rigger 36W x 34 L), black leather boots (size 11)
199 Nov 13 11/12/13 7147 S. University, Chicago, IL 60619Found in abandoned building
  • Black Male
  • 5’9” to 6’4” height range
  • Approximately 35 to 50 years of age
  • Black, curly hair and black beard
  • Known to be called “Pops”
  • Clothes:  green scrub top-Medline Encore size extra large.  A gray blanket accompanies the body.
511 JUL 13 7/29/13 1059 N. ClarkChicago, IL
  • Black female, 50′s, 160 lbs., 5’6″
  • Black hair with gray, Brown eyes
  • Earlobes are pierced: faint scars on buttocks.
  • Clothes: white Hanes XXL t-shirt, black Crocs, white nylon socks, white Jerzees medium t-shirt, black and brown Hanes premium size medium sweatpants
078 JUN 13 6/5/13 4709 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615In rocks of the shoreline
  • Left leg of a White Male of at least 30 yrs of age, standing approximately 5’5″ to 6′ in height.
None Available
031 MAY 13 5/2/13 4053 W. SchoolChicago, IL
  • White male, 50′s, 149 lbs., 5’11″
  • Brown with gray hair, slightly gray beard
  • Clothes: blue jacket, brown leather jacket, blue sweater, 2 blue t-shirts, blue denim jeans, blue boxer briefs, yellow sock, white and blue shoes
092 DEC 12 12/5/12 1623 W. 21 St. Chicago, IL
  • White Hispanic male, 30′s, 234 lbs., 5’5″
  • Black hair, black mustache and beard, brown eyes
  • Clothes: brown fleece jacket, blue jacket, black jeans, white socks, and black and white shoes.
  • Found in alley
081 NOV 12 11/5/12 626 E. 111th St., Chicago, IL
  • White female, approximately 20 yrs. old, 134 lbs., 5’8″
  • Medium length brown hair, brown eyes
  • Clothes: Black sweatshirt, white undershirt, blue jeans, and blue boxer shorts
  • Found in parking lot of recycling center
377 AUG 12 8/21/12 3203 W. Cermak Rd.Chicago, IL

Found in abandoned building

  • Decomposed individual, 38 lbs, 4’9″
  • Short black hair. Red/black facial hair on chin and philtrum
  • Tattoo of wings and a parachute on posterior aspect of right forearm. Scorpion on the posterior aspect of left forearm
  • Clothes: Blue jeans, brown sneakers

 

021 JUL 12 7/2/12 1505 N. Pulaski, Chicago, IL
  • Male, 57 yrs. old, 117 lbs, 5’7″
  • Short black hair
  • Clothes: Green socks
  • Found in residence
None Available
226 JUN 12  6/16/12 5903 S. Eggleston Chicago, IL
  •  Decomposed female, 140 lbs., 5’4″
  • Long, dark hair
  • Red/pink nail polish on right toenails
  • Found in vacant lot
091 APR 12 4/6/12 1635 N. MozartChicago, IL

Found in abandoned building

  • Male, 124 lbs., 5’3″
  • Clothes: Black t-shirt
440 FEB 12 2/25/12 457 N. Union St., Chicago, IL 

Found near railroad tracks

  • Black male. 35-45 years old, 124 lbs., 5’3″
  • Black Curly
  • Clothes: brown pants, brown leather belt, one black New Balance shoe, tan jacket, gray t-shirt, purple long sleeve shirt
  • apparent homeless man found near railroad near tracks
None Available
312 FEB 12  2/18/12 5600 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago, IL
  •  Unknown skeletal remains. (Tentatively identified as RONALD RISHER: Male, 65 yrs. old, 5’4″, 130 lbs.)
  • Clothes: Black Crocs, white socks, blue and pink socks, a lined black nylon pair of overalls, a blue corporate jacket, black gloves, gray sweatpants, gray hooded sweatshirt, a black nylon jacket
  • Accompanying the body is a black baseball cap and a white metal chain. Also, a black canvas wallet with a fake “million dollar” bill
467 AUG 11 8/28/11 3289 E. 100th ST Chicago, IL
  • Male, 20-60 yrs old, 93 lbs., 6’1″
  • Curly black hair
  • Tattoo on left side of chest, possibly of the name “Lauren”
  • Clothes: Long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, shorts, underwear, socks & boots
  • Found decomposed in train car carrying coal, train was loaded in Spring Creek, Montana on 8/18/13
234 SEP 11 9/15/11 4200 N. MilwaukeeChicago, IL
  • White male, 50′s, 250 lbs., 6’3″
  • Short brown hair, hazel eyes, gray mustache and beard. Pierced left earlobe, right earlobe is pierced 3 times
  • Scar on the right posterior forearm
  • Tattoos: Lateral right upper arm “MEMENTO MORI”, anterior right forearm indiscernable letters, anterior right forearm multi-pattern design, posterior left forearm indiscernible letters, anterior upper right thigh a cat with a pipe
  • Clothes: Black/white shirt, gray blazer, black jean shorts, white underwear, black shoes
160 MAY 11 5/12/11 3837 W. 23rd StreetChicago, IL
  • Asian female, 60 yr old, 98 lbs., 4’9″
  • Black hair with gray, brown eyes. Gold-capped teeth
  • Clothes: Red/blue and white shirt, pink panties, red pants
353 NOV 10  11/22/10 2763 N. Spaulding Basement Unit Chicago, IL
  •  White male, 148lbs., 5’9″
  • Short gray hair. Blue eyes
  • Scars: right side of abdomen, Left side of abdomen, right groin, anterior aspect of legs.
  • Clothes: Blue briefs and white sneakers.
  • Accompanying the body is a green blanket
195 SEP 10  9/12/10 8001 Central Ave, River Forest, IL
  •  White male, 141 lbs., 5′ 5″
  • Brown/gray medium length hair, brown eyes. beard and mustache
  • Clothes: Gray jacket, green t-shirt, blue pants, and brown socks
  • Found near railroad tracks
123 JUN 10 6/8/10  5922 S. Aberdeen, Chicago, IL 60621
  • Human skull of a Black Male, approximately 35-55 years old
  • Black straight very short hair
  • An old right mandibular fracture repaired with white metal wire at the madibular angle
 None Available
227 APR 10  4/15/10 801 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL
  •  White male, mid 40′s, 168 lbs., 5’8″
  • Gray whiskers on cheeks
  • Clothes: Levi 501 jeans. Brown belt with sailboats. White briefs labeled Nautica, brown socks, brown Sperry top-sider size 10M shoes.
  • Found floating in Lake Michigan
415 JAN 10 1/27/10 I & M Canal, Lemont, IL
  • Black male, 21-35 years of age, 200 lbs., 6’2″
  • Brown hair, brown eye, artifical left eye
  • Clothes: Brown plaidshirt,  black jeans,
  • Found floating in canal
None Available
039 SEP 09 9/3/09 2941 N. Avers, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL
  • Black male, 60′s, 118 lbs., 5’5″
  • Scant black with gray hair
  • Clothing: Blue jeans, brown belt, blue and white plaid boxer shorts
  • Found in an abandoned building
356 JUL 08 7/24/08 6001 S. Pershing Rd.Stickney, IL
  • White male skeleton
  • 19 lbs., 5’3″, 55-75 yrs old
  • Brown with gray hair, teeth are natural
  • Injury to the left mid-face which left his nose strongly deviated to the right
  • Clothes: Brown checked size small St. John’s Bay shirt, black pants, black belt, brown size small AAA A1 style Apparel and Active Wear t-shirt, brown checked size small pajama pants, black size 8.5 Wesley and Co. shoes
  • A white metal cigarette lighter, black comb, and a white and black pen accompany the body
049 NOV 05 11/4/05 12200 S. Doty Rd. Chicago, IL 60633
  • White Female, approximately 65+ yrs old.
  • When younger she was approximately 5’5″ in height, but at time of death she was 1-4 inches shorter
  • Right-handed
  • Death occurred 2 to 6 years prior to discovery
 None Available
435 APR 05 4/28/05 13060 S. Indiana, Chicago IL 60627
  • Skeletal remains of a White Female, approximately 13 to 18 years of age
103 JUL 83 7/5/83 131st Street & Homan Avenuein Calumet Sag Channel
  • White male, unknown age, 153 lbs., 6’1″
  • Short black straight hair, sparse black mustache and goatee, brown eyes
  • Clothes: White Jockey shorts, blue jeans
None Available