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NY PUTNAM COUNTY JOHN DOE: WM, 27-35, found in Philipstown, NY park - 2 April 1985

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    Akoya Bronze Member

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    Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP 8299 Male, White / Caucasian

    Date Found April 2, 1985
    Location Found Philipstown, New York
    Estimated Age Range 27-35 Years

    Case Information

    Case Numbers
    NCMEC Number--
    Case Number KWAP 85-282 / SJS 3032562

    Gender Male
    Race / EthnicityWhite / Caucasian
    Estimated Age Group Adult - Pre 40
    Estimated Age Range 27-35 Years
    Estimated Year of Death 1983
    Estimated PMI 20 Months
    Height 5' 10"(70 inches) , Estimated
    Weight Cannot Estimate

    Type Unidentified Deceased
    Date Found April 2, 1985
    NamUs Case Created December 20, 2010
    Agency QA Reviewed December 21, 2010

    Location Found Map
    Street Address ST-301 in Fahnstock Park 1.7 Miles West of Taconic State Parkway Philipstown, New York 10516
    County Putnam County
    GPS Coordinates--
    Circumstances of Recovery Human Skeletal remains found approximately 150 yards north of St-301 as it passes through Fahnstock Park. Subject thought to be well built and strong.
    Details of Recovery
    Inventory of Remains All parts recovered
    Condition of Remains Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton

    Physical Description
    Hair Color Brown
    Head Hair Description Deep Brown Straight Hair
    Distinctive Physical Features
    Other distinctive physical characteristic
    Right femur is 8mm larger than the Left femur

    Clothing and Accessories
    Black Plastic Comb; Johnson & Johnson Dental Floss; NY/NJ Highway Map; 2 Laminated prayer cards "God loves CBers" & "The Cross in my Pocket"
    Near the Body

    4 jockey type men's briefs size 34; Three pair of pants worn by the individual as follows: blue dungaree shorts; Beige corduroy shorts; green army type fatique long pants. Dress type shirt white with red, yellow and blue stripes
    On the Body

    On the Body

    Heavy Dark Brown Dunham Boots size 10D - Three pair of socks found inside the boots.
    On the Body

    On the Body

    Case Contributors
    Kent Smith, Law Enforcement
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    Case File: 277UMNY
    The Doe Network

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    Artistic reconstruction and rendering of the victim (mouse over to enlarge)

    Unidentified Male
    • Date of Discovery: April 2, 1985
    • Location of Discovery: Philipstown, Putnam County, New York
    • Estimated Date of Death: 20 months prior
    • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
    • Cause of Death: Unknown

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

    • Estimated Age: 25-35 years old
    • Race: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: Unknown
    • Hair Color: Dark brown and straight.
    • Eye Color: Unknown

    • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Thought to be well-built and strong. Right femur is 8mm larger than the left femur.

    • Dentals: Available. He wore braces at one time.
    • Fingerprints: Not available.
    • DNA: Available.
    Clothing & Personal Items
    • Clothing: Dress shirt with red/yellow/blue stripes, three pairs of pants - dungaree shorts, beige corduroy shorts, and green army-type long pants, four pairs of underwear (size 34), three pairs of white socks, and well worn dark brown Dunham work boots (size 10D).

    • Jewelry: Unknown

    • Additional Personal Items: Johnson & Johnson dental floss, black plastic hair comb, two laminated prayer cards reading "God loves CBers" & "The Cross in my Pocket", and a highway map of the New York/New Jersey area.

    Case History
    The victim's skeletal remains were located 8/10 of a mile west of Taconic State Parkway in Philipstown.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

    • Agency Name: New York State Police
    • Agency Contact Person: Troop K
    • Agency Phone Number: 845-298-0398
    • Agency Name: Putnam County Coroner's Office
    • Agency Contact Person: N/A
    • Agency Phone Number: 845-279-6759

    • Agency Case Number: 85-282
    • NCIC Case Number: U150047803
    • NamUs Case Number: UP #8299
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
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    Armonk Daily Voice
    ... New York State Police investigators have released sketches of a man

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    Fahnestock Park. Philipstown, NY

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    Fahnestock Park. Philipstown, NY



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    Putnam County John Doe (1985)
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    On April 2, 1985, a man's remains were found nearly two years after his death, in Philipstown, Putnam County, New York. He was found with a dress shirt along with shorts, two pairs of pants with army coloring and corduroy material and work boots. Several pairs of underwear and socks were also found at the scene. A map of New York and New Jersey, a comb, dental floss and playing cards were among his possessions. At one time in his life, he received orthodontic care.[9][10]
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    Can you help state police solve a 33-year-old cold case?
    By Spectrum News Staff | March 27, 2018 @11:35 AM

    State police in Wappinger continue to investigate a 33-year-old cold case.

    It was the death of an unidentified male, and they are asking for the public to help.

    Troopers say the man's body was found on April 2, 1985 in a wooded area off of Route 301 in the town of Philipstown.

    They say the remains indicate that he was a white male, possibly between the ages of 27 to 35 years old.

    He is also thought to have been 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had brown hair.

    Dental records and DNA have not yet led to the man’s identity.

    If you have any information, you are asked to call police at (845) 298-0952.
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    New York
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    Sad. I am guessing he was Transient and maybe died of an Overdose and dumped. Or killed intentionally and dumped. His "God loves CB'ERS" could be a clue he liked to travel with Truckers. Wouldnt appear to be local.

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