A composite sketch couldn’t be drawn because the victim’s remains were completely skeletal upon discovery.
Victim: Unidentified male
Date found: November 17, 2012 21:49
Location: Arivaca, Pima County, AZ
The murdered remains of an unidentified male were discovered on November 17, 2012 under a mesquite tree in a desert area east of Arivaca. His right hand and feet were not attached to his body nor were they ever located.
According to medical examiners the unidentified victim, also known as John Doe, was not recognizable because of near complete skeletal remains. They estimate his time of death occurring the same year of discovery (2012.)
The victim was wearing no clothing and had no identification on him and no one in Pima County, AZ has come forward to identify him. However, the area the deceased victim was located is known for migrant activity which gives the possibility that he wasn’t from the area, which would explain why nobody has come forward knowing who he is.
Description: Believed to be of Native American decent, between the ages 17 and 29 years. He stands roughly 5 feet 8 inches (61 in), weight and eye color could not be determined due to decomposition. His hair color was unknown and it’s possible he was completely bald prior to his death.
Good identifying factor: The upper central incisors were winged (mesially rotated). This was likely noticeable to those who knew the victim. The lower third molars were missing before death and the upper third molars had not yet fully erupted. More information can be released by medical examiners, including DNA.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:
Agency: Pima County Medical Examiners Office:
Case Manager: Caitlin Vogelsberg
Phone: (520) 243-8600
Case Number: ML12-02790