Unidentified Persons

Unidentified Persons

indigent Monument 2013 WEBThis page contains descriptions of all unidentified remains found in Cook County as of October 15, 2014

Call 312-666-0500 to speak to Deputy Chief Investigator, Timothy Doe, about matching one of these unidentified bodies to a missing person.

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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 60636

Found 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
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162 APR 14 4/11/14 Chicago River

near 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)
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199 Nov 13 11/12/13 7147 S. University, Chicago, IL 60619

Found 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.
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078 JUN 13 6/5/13 4709 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60615

In 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
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
 1 photo
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
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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
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440 FEB 12 2/25/12 457 N. Union St., Chicago, IL
  • Black male. 35-45 years old, 124 lbs., 5’3″
  • Black Curly
  • Clothes: brown pants, borwn leather belt, one black “new balance” shoe, tan jacket, gray t-shirt, purple long sleeve shirt
  • apparent homeless man found near railroad near tracks
NoneAvailable
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
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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
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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
 1 Photo
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
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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
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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
NoneAvailable
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
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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
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