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Unidentified Persons

 

This page contains descriptions of all unidentified remains found in Cook County as of April 2, 2014

 

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

 

 

Please note that images posted in this section may be graphic in nature and may not be appropriate for all users.

 

Unidentified Persons

Case # Date Found Location Found Description Image
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)
Photo
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.
Sketch
511 JUL 13 7/29/13

1059 N. Clark

Chicago, 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
1 Photo
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
031 MAY 13 5/2/13 4053 W. School St. Chicago, IL
  • White male, 50's, 149 lbs., 5'11"
  • Brown with grey hair, slightly grey beard
  • Clothes: blue jacket, brown leather jacket, black sweater, 2  blue t-shirts, blue denim jeans, blue boxer briefs, yellow sock, white and blue shoes
Sketch
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
Sketch

377 AUG 12

8/21/12

3203 W. Cermak Rd.

Chicago, IL

  • 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
  • Found in an abandoned building

Sketch

Sketch 2

154 AUG 12

 8/9/12  

7831 S. Lowe

Chicago, IL

 
  • Black female, 144 lbs., 5'2"
  • Short black hair. Brown eyes. Pierced left earlobe. Two splits in right earlobe. Two rings on left third finger,one ring on left fourth finger, one ring on right third finger, toe ring on left third toe
  • Found in vacant lot
 None Available
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
Sketch
091 APR 12  4/6/12

1635 N. Mozart,

Chicago, IL

  •  Male, 124 lbs., 5'3"
  • Clothes: Black t-shirt
  • Found in an abandoned building
 None Available
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

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
Sketch
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 
Sketch
234 SEP 11 9/15/11

4200 N. Milwaukee

Chicago, 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 three times
  • Scar on the right posterior forearm
  • Tattoos: Lateral right upper arm "MEMENTO MORI", anterior right forearm indiscernible 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
5 Photos

160 MAY 11

 5/12/11

3837 W. 23 ST.

Chicago, 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
 1 Photo

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
Sketch
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
 None Available
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
Sketch
356 JUL 08 7/24/08

6001 S. Pershing Rd.,

Stickney, IL 60804

  • 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 Alstyle 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
 Sketch
417 JUN 07  6/27/07 

6345 N. Broadway

Chicago, Il 60660

In truck of cab

  • Black Male, 60's, 28 lbs., 5'4".
  • Black with gray hair.
  • Clothes: Brown "FINL 365" medium t-shirt, black jeans, red socks, blue and white "Converse weapon" size 8.5 shoes
 None Available
295 SEP 06 9/19/06 Cal-Sag Canal
  • Black male, 158 lbs, 6'5"
  • Short black hair, black mustache, brown eyes
  • each earlobe is pierced once
  • ont he right posterior shoulder there is a tattoo "LOVE MOM"
  • Clothes: dirty blue jeans, "Marithe Francois Girbaud" size 34M, Black belt with white metal buckle, plaid boxer shorts
  • A tan rubber band on the right ankle. Accompanying the body is a pair of black gym shoes with white metallic decorations on the shoes laces "AFI-B2" size 10, also white and gray sweatsocks
 None Available
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
183 JUL 05 7/11/05

6413 S. State St,

Chicago, IL 60637

  • Black Male, 50's, 156 lbs., 5'11"
  • White beard and mustache
  • A bullet is present in  the anterior left thigh
  • Clothes: red short-sleeve shirt, black pants, one black shoe
  • A right tan colored prosthetic leg accompanied the body
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
Sketch
048 JAN 05 1/3/05

I-55 & 1st Ave, Summit, IL 60501

Water Reclamation Canal

  • White Male, approximately 60 yrs old
  • 185 lbs., 5'9"
  • gray hair medium length and bald anteriorly, short gray mustache
  • clothes: tan and brown sweater, gray short-sleeved sweater - size large, white t-shirt, navy trousers with 36" waist, black belt with white metal buckle, white boxer shorts, black shoes - size 9, black socks. A green blanket accompanied the body
Sketch
181 OCT 04 10/12/04 

4319 W. Roosevelt Rd,

Chicago, IL 60624 

  • Left Femur
  • Female, 18 - 45 years of age
  • Approximately  5' to 5'5" in height
None Available 
119 JUN 04  6/7/04 

9000 S. Lafayette Chicago, IL 

On the highway berm 

  •  Black Male, 30's165 lbs., 6'1".
  • Dark brown curly hair, brown eyes
  • Right upper central incisor is repaired with a gold colored cap
  • Clothes: white t-shirt, black pants with a black belt
Sketch
010 OCT 03  10/01/03 801 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60622   
  • White Male, approximately 28 to 42 years of age, 6'1" to 6'7" in height
  • Clothes: maroon and black sweater, Hanes heavyweight red t-shirt with "Enjoy Coca-Cola" printed on it, a Cooray sportswear black cap with "County" printed on it, a black canvas jacket, black pants, ProSpirit Select red sweatpants size large, black briefs, white socks and rugged Outback size 12 brown shoes
 None Available
213 JUL 03  7/12/03 1400 W. Willow Rd., Northfield, IL 60093  
  • White Female, appearing 20 to 30 years of age, 147 lbs., 5'2".
  • Long, straight black hair
 None Available
119 JUL 83 7/5/83 

2700 S. Rockwell

Chicago, IL

In an open feild 

  •  White Male, 20-30 years old, 5'7".
  • Dark brown or black straight hair
  • Tattoo of a skull wearing a hat present on the right forearm applied at studio at 4408 N. Broadway, rubber gasket O-rings are present on each wrist
  • Dental hypoplasia may suggest severe illness at 4-6 yrs of age
  • Clothes: green khaki pants, black sneakers, and white socks. 
 Sketch
 103 JUL 83 7/5/83  131 St. & Homan Ave. in 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

 


 

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Telephone: (312) 666-0500/0200

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Stephen J. Cina, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner

James Sledge, JD
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