Unidentified Persons

The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner has averaged around 1 unidentified person per year since 1980. All of the below cases remain open. They are organized according to the year they were found. For more information regarding any of the cases below, please call the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner at 720-337-7600.

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Cases

2021-2249 Unknown Male

Case #: 2021-2249

Where: 4735 N Pecos St.

Date Found: 6/16/2021

Gender: Male

Race: Cannot be determined

Approximate Age: 25+ years

Height: 5' 8"

Weight: Cannot be determined.

Hair: Brown

Features: Wisdom teeth present. Found wearing a Bronco's sweatshirt.

Comments: This unknown male was found by a land surveyor during an inspection of the area located near I-70 & N Pecos St. The decedent was believed to be undomiciled. A multicolored suitcase was located near the decedent. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP81386. 

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2019-3081 Unknown Male

Case #: 2019-3081

Where: 3550 S Raleigh St. (Bear Creek Park)

Date Found: 08/29/2019

Gender: Male

Race: Hispanic or Native American

Approximate Age: 20+ years

Height: 5' 1"

Weight: 177 lbs

Hair: Black

Features: Brown eyes. Left ear is pierced three times. No tattoos

Comments: This unknown male was found by a passerby walking her dog in Bear Creek Park. The decedent was believed to be undomiciled. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP65298

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2002-0849 Unknown Male

Case #: 2002-0849

Where: South 6th Ave. near the Denver Waste Management Building

Date Found: 2/22/2002

Gender: Male

Race: Possibly Hispanic or Native American

Age: 50+ years

Height: 5' 8"

Weight: 110 lbs

Hair: Gray with stubble on the face

Features: No front teeth. No tattoos or scars

Comments: This unknown male was found along the west bank of the South Platte River by a cleaning crew. The decedent was believed to be undomiciled. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP7177

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1999-4872 Unknown Male

Case #: 1999-4872

Where: 4600 National Western Dr. near South Platte River

Date Found: 12/16/1999

Gender: Male

Race: Caucasian, Hispanic, or Native American

Approximate Age: 35+ years

Height: Cannot be determined

Weight:  105 lbs

Hair: Cannot be determined

Features:  N/A

Comments: This unknown male was found by a passerby near the east bank of the South Platte River. The decedent was believed to be undomiciled. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP85384

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1999-0780 Unknown Male

Case #: 1999-0780

Where: 1135 Broadway

Date Found: 2/25/1999

Gender: Male

Race: Caucasian

Approximate Age: 45+ years

Height: 5' 7"

Weight:  Slight-Medium Build

Hair: Light brown with stubble on the face 

Features:  Evidence of previous dental work.

Comments: This unknown male was found in an abandoned building located at 1135 Broadway. The decedent was found wearing a green sweatshirt with the word "MEXICO" on the front. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP85385.

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1997-0106 Unknown Male

Case #: 1997-0106

Where: Alley located at the 2400 block between S Julian Cir. & S Irving St.

Date Found: 01/08/1997

Gender: Male

Race: Hispanic

Approximate Age: 20+ years

Height: 5' 7"

Weight:  160 lbs

Hair: Brown with a thin mustache

Features: Brown eyes. A name tattooed on the upper, left arm. A scar on the left forearm

Comments: This unknown male was found by a passerby in the alley located between S Julian Cir. & S Irving St. The decedent was wearing a brown cord necklace with a cross pendant. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP7173

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1996-0140 Unknown Male

Case #: 1996-0140

Where: Storm drain at 5050 Humboldt St.

Date Found: 01/26/1996

Gender: Male

Race: Caucasian

Approximate Age: 30+ years

Height: 5' 5"

Weight: Approximately 150 lbs

Hair: Cannot be determined

Features:  Degenerative bone disease. Antemortem tooth loss. 

Comments: This unknown male was found by two waste water employees who were tasked to clean the storm drain. The decedent was believed to be undomiciled. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP7172

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1990-1949 Unknown Male

Case #: 1990-1949

Where:  I-70 & I-25

Date Found: 11/05/1990

Gender: Male

Race: Caucasian

Approximate Age: 30+ years

Height: 5' 7"

Weight:  120 lbs.

Hair: Brown with stubble on the face

Features: Brown eyes. The decedent did not have any tattoos, scars or identifying marks.

Comments: This unknown male was found by a motorist in a grassy area off of the southbound I-25 exit from I-70. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP13758

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1990-1579 Unknown Male

Case #: 1990-1579

Where: Parking Space at 723 W 7th Ave.

Date Found: 9/9/1990

Gender: Male

Race: Hispanic

Approximate Age: 45+ years

Height: 5' 5"

Weight: 100 lbs.

Hair: Black with a black mustache and grey-black stubble on the face

Features: Brown eyes. Scars noted on the abdomen.

Comments: This unknown male was found in a truck by the truck owner who had let him sleep in the vehicle for approximately 2 years. The decedent was undomiciled. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP82116.

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1990-1076 Unknown Female Infant

Case #: 1990-1076

Where: 2860 N Ivanhoe St.

Date Found: 6/8/1990

Gender: Female

Race: Black

Approximate Age: Newborn

Height: N/A

Weight: N/A

Hair: Black curly hair

Features: Cannot be determined

Comments: This unknown female, infant was found in a dumpster behind a house located at 2860 N Ivanhoe St. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP85387.

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1988-1604 Unknown Male

Case #: 1988-1604

Year: 1988

Where: Rio Grande West Railroad at 6th St. & Navajo 

Date Found: 9/17/1988

Gender: Male

Race: Caucasian

Approximate Age: 60+ years

Height: 5' 11"

Weight:  138 lbs.

Hair: Gray with frontal balding

Features: Hazel eyes. Edentulous.

Comments: This unknown male was found by a passerby in the railroad yard. The decedent was believed to be undomiciled. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP7170.

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1987-94895 Unknown Male

Case #: 1987-94895

Where: Platte River near W 13th St. and Zuni St.

Date Found: 1/30/1987

Gender: Male

Race: Caucasian, Asian or Hispanic

Approximate Age: Cannot be determined

Height: 6' 1"

Weight: 157 lbs.

Hair: Black or brown    

Features:  Brown eyes

Comments: This unknown male was found by a public service worker who noticed the body floating in the river. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP7167

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1987-95629 Unknown Male

Case #: 1987-95629

Where: 1350 Columbine St.

Date Found: 06/07/1987

Gender: Male

Race: Black

Approximate Age: 20+ years

Height: 6' 1"

Weight:  183 lbs.

Hair: Black with short, black beard

Features: Possibly known as "Kinky." Has several tattoos on lower, right leg including "GEMINI" and an outline of a wine glass. Found wearing a red, yellow, green and black beaded necklace. 

Comments: This unknown male was found by police on a welfare check called in by a neighbor. The decedent is believed to be from Miami or Jamaica. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP7166.

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1983-87818 Unknown Male

Case #: 1983-87818

Where: 2400 Block of W. 32nd Ave.

Date Found: 10/16/1983

Gender: Male

Race: Hispanic or Native American

Approximate Age: 20+ years

Height: 5' 7"

Weight: 136 lbs.

Hair: Black with goatee

Features: Brown eyes. Multiple tattoos including: "Mary Jane" & "Rebelo E Causa"

Comments: This unknown male was found by a witness in the alleyway on 32nd Ave. in between Alcott St. and Zuni St. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP7163.

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1981-82214 Unknown Male

Case #: 1981-82214

Where: 2600 Block of W 17th St.

Date Found: 3/21/1981

Gender: Male

Race: Hispanic

Approximate Age: 20+ years

Height: 5' 2"

Weight: 111 lbs.

Hair: Long, black hair with black mustache and sideburns

Features: Brown eyes

Comments: This unknown male was found unresponsive in the street by a passerby near 2600 W 17th St. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP7161.

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1980-80248 Unknown Male

Case #: 1980-80248

Where: Under the 23rd St. Viaduct

When: 4/25/1980

Gender: Male

Race: Hispanic or Native American

Approximate Age: 35+ years

Height: 5' 10"

Weight: 123 lbs.

Hair: Black with gray and a mustache

Features: Brown eyes. Tattoo of an outline of a female on left arm.

Comments: This unknown male was found by to individuals near the 23'a St. viaduct near the railroad. The decedent was believed to be undomiciled. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP7160.

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1979-78265 Unknown Male

Case #: 1979-78265

Where: 728 28th St.

Date Found: 05/21/1979

Gender: Male

Race: Caucasian

Approximate Age: 30+ years

Height: 5' 7" 

Weight: 117 lbs.

Hair: Black 

Features: Brown eyes

Comments: This unknown male was found by the fire department when they were extinguishing a building that was up in flames. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP7158

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1970-59552 Unknown Male

Case #: 1970-59552

Where: Alley behind 2205 Larimer St.

Date Found: 9 /8/1970

Gender: Male

Race: Caucasian

Approximate Age: 30+ years

Height: Cannot be determined

Weight: Cannot be determined

Hair: Brown hair

Features: N/A

Comments: This unknown male was found in an alley behind the Burlington Hotel by a resident. For more information please refer to NamUs.gov case #UP81877.

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