Man found shot in head in Monroe County 34 years ago still unidentified

Body discovered in Monroe County on May 29, 1989

FILE -- Police tape. (WDIV)

BERLIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The body of an unidentified homicide victim was found in Monroe County 34 years ago.

The body was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head off I-75 under the Sigler Road overpass in Berlin Township on May 29, 1989, according to the Doe Network.

He still has not been identified. According to the Doe Network, dental x-rays are available but he was buried before a DNA sample was obtained.

Investigators believe he was a Black man between the ages of 23 to 26. He is estimated to have been 6′1′' tall and weighed around 155 pounds. He had black hair and brown eyes.

He is believed to have been dead for seven days before his body was found. The level of decomposition made him unrecognizable.

He was found wearing Levi 505 brand blue Jeans, Fruit of the Loom brand underwear, blue socks, a white sweatshirt, a brown belt, tan leather-soled loafers, and a tan belt. A tan leather cap with a black diamond design MCM brand logo on a brass plate riveted on it was found near the body.

Anyone with information should contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 734-240-7700. The agency case number is 8572-89.

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