Man still unidentified 51 years after body found in Detroit

Body found on April 5, 1972

FILE -- Detroit Police Department vehicle. (WDIV)

DETROIT – The body of a man found on the south side of Huntington Place in Detroit 51 years ago is still unidentified.

Huntington place was formerly known as Cobo Hall, Cobo Center, and briefly known as as the TCF Center.

The man’s body was found on April 5, 1972. He is believed to be between 25 to 40 years old. He stood 5′1′' inches tall and weighed 156 pounds.

He had brown hair with a reddish tint, a red mustache and blue eyes. His face was recognizable. A post-mortem picture of his face is available on

He was wearing Levi’s blue jeans (W31 - L32), a dark olive or green Duck Hunter-type coat with a brown corduroy collar, blue-green Pendleton-type woolen shirt size medium, long sleeve blue nylon Banlon shirt, grey socks, and white underwear and undershirt.

Anyone with information should contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1800.

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