Identity of man found dead in wooded area of Monroe County still unknown 45 years later

Remains discovered on Jan. 7, 1978

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MONROE COUNTY, Mich. – A man found dead in a wooded area of Exeter Township in Monroe County remains unidentified 45 years later.

The man was discovered on Jan. 7, 1978. He is believed to have been between 18 to 25 years old.

He was found nude. The level of decomposition made him unrecognizable.

There is no investigating agency listed in the national database.


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