31 years ago: Remains of unidentified man found in abandoned Detroit home

Man was wearing several layers of clothing

DETROIT – The remains of a man believed to be 40 to 50 years old were found in an abandoned building in Detroit 31 years ago. He still hasn’t been identified.

The man was discovered on Jan. 10, 1992. Officials said it appeared someone was squatting in the abandoned house he was found in.

He is described as a Black man who stood 6′1′' tall. He had black hair that was short and tightly curled. His eye color is unknown.

He was found wearing several layers of clothing. The clothing includes the following; large blue nylon jacket; extra large green nylon ski-type jacket; Jordache brand jeans; burgundy pants; tan, long-sleeved shirt; blue stocking cap; dark blue web belt with a brass buckle; white Nike brand “Quantum Force” high top athletic shoes; three pairs of blue argyle socks.

A blue handkerchief was found near the body.

The database did not list an investigating agency.

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