Man found dead in Detroit field still unidentified 19 years later

Man believed to be 25 to 35 years old

Postmortem composite by Michigan State Police forensic artist of May 8, 2004, Detroit John Doe. (NamUs)

DETROIT – The body of a man was found in a field in Detroit 19 years ago and he still has not been identified.

A man’s body was found in a field on May 8, 2004. Officials believe he had been dead for around an hour before he was discovered.

He is believed to have been 25 to 35 years old. He was 5′8′' tall and weighed 152 pounds. He had black hair that was cut short, and a mustache and goatee. His eyes were brown.

He was found wearing a red, green, and blue plain shirt, a black undershirt, white long johns, khaki pants, black socks, and brown boots.

The picture above is a postmortem composite created by Michigan State Police. The medical examiner’s case number is 04-4373.

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