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Tom Green County Sheriff hopes facial reconstruction will help ID body found in 1987

(Tom Green County Sheriff's Office)

The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office is hoping that a facial reconstruction conducted by the FBI will lead to the discovery of the identity of a man found dead more than 30 years ago.

The law enforcement agency released photos on Monday which were based on forensic anthropology and dental exams, as well as DNA samples.

The victim is believed to be a Caucasian of Hispanic male somewhere between 17 and 27 years old who suffered from Spina Bifida.

In February, the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office sent the remains of “John Doe” to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification for a secondary forensic anthropology exam, a forensic odontology exam and DNA extraction.

The results of the tests were used to create the facial reconstruction.

The body was badly decomposed when it was found on November 15, 1987 at the Twin Buttes Reservoir in the southwest part of Tom Green County.

Anyone with information about the identity of this John Doe is asked to call Lt. Terry Lowe or Sgt. Billy Fiveash with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office at (325) 655-8111.


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