SAGINAW, Mich. – A boy found dead in Saginaw 34 years ago still hasn’t been identified, but investigators are using DNA to work to find answers.
Police were called to the reports of an unidentified body being found on Oct. 8, 1988, he had only been dead a few hours when he was found.
He is believed to be 16 to 20 years old. He stood 5′7′' tall and weighed 160 to 170 pounds. He had short, black hair described as a short-fade on the sides with a slightly raised mohawk. There was a thin mustache above his upper lip.
He had several small keloid scars over both knees and right shoulder and some birthmarks on his abdomen. He was found wearing a greenish-yellow short-sleeve shirt, black denim jeans, white low-cut Nike Air sneakers with blue and white laces and two gold chain necklaces.
He is believed to have been from the Detroit area. The photo above is a facial reconstruction created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
According to DNASolves, investigators believe the boy may have attended either Martin Luther King High School or John Cooley High School in Detroit before or during 1988. Other cities have not been ruled out though.
The Saginaw Police Department has partnered with Othram, Inc. to use DNA testing to help identify the boy or find his family.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saginaw Police Department at 989-759-1235. This case has been completely funded through DNASolves.
|Date Found||Oct. 8, 1988|
|Estimated Age||16 - 20|
|Estimated Weight||160 lbs to 170 lbs|
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