Man killed in Berrien County crash 20 years ago has never been identified

GMC Suburban had Arizona plates

A man killed in a Berrien County crash has gone unidentified for 20 years. (NamUs)

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – A man killed in a Berrien County crash remains unidentified 20 years later.

The man is believed to be between 20 to 40 years old and was killed on June 19, 2002 in a rollover crash in Berrien County, Michigan.

The man was with others in a 1994 GMC Surburban that was light blue in color and had Arizona plates. The others killed in the crash have been identified as undocumented immigrants.

The unidentified man is estimated to be 4′5′' tall and estimated to have weighed 145 pounds.

He had black hair, a mustache and brown eyes. He had a scar on his left arm from wrist to bicep and could have been a chemical burn.

He also had a tattoo on the back of his right hand between his index finger and thumb. Officials were unable to read the lettering.

He was wearing black jeans, a white tank top, white socks, and a blue and white plaid button-up shirt.

Anyone with information should contact the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office at 269-983-7141.

Read: More Michigan cold case coverage


Why is ClickOnDetroit covering so many cold cases?

We’re working to bring attention to as many unsolved and missing persons cases from around the state as we can. Our hope is that getting this important information out to the public will help generate tips for investigators and potentially lead to closure for the affected families. If you have a cold case you’d like us to look into, please let us know by using the form below.


About the Author:

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.