Sunday, May 22, 2016

Unidentified Man found in abandoned public housing building - New Orleans, LA 2008

The remains of an unidentified man were found on 
January 4, 2008 in an abandoned building in the closed
C.J. Peete public housing complex in New Orleans, Louisiana.
(Source: LSU FACES Lab


For more than 8 years, this man has gone without a name.

Skeletal remains of an unidentified man were found on January 4, 2008 in an abandoned building in the former C.J. Peete public housing complex in New Orleans.  Although the complex had been closed since before Hurricane Katrina, items found, such as blankets and food, suggested  that people were living there.  

Authorities found no trauma or injuries when examining the remains, which led them to believe he may have died of natural causes. 

The estimated date of death ranges from 3 months to 3 years before he was found.  

Physical Traits:
Estimated Age: 45-60 years-old 
Race: African-American 
Sex: Male
Height: 70 to 74 inches (approximately 5'11 to 6'3")
Hair: Dark, tightly curled 
Additional:  
- Healed fracture to nose
- Extensive vertebral osteophytosis C3-C5  (aka, "bone spurs")

His DNA and Dentals are available.

Clothing:
- A medium-sized, short-sleeve light-colored shirt with buttons
- black long-sleeved hooded sweatshirt with "Z-Trip" in white on front
- A "Jerzees" brand blue long-sleeved hooded sweatshirt
- 2 back support belts: 
   "Altus" brand back support belt with "#5-D" handwritten on the label
     "Sears" brand "Safe-T-Lift" back support belt


Hopefully someone can give him back his identity.



Case Profiles:
NamUs UP# 2273:

LSU FACES Lab, Case # 08-02:

The Doe Network, Case # 1424UMLA:


If you have any information on this case, please contact:
New Orleans Parish Coroner's Office: (504) 658-9660

LSU FACES LAB: (225) 578-4761

Sources of Information:
The Doe Network, Case # 1424UMLA:

LSU FACES Lab, Case # 08-02:

NamUs UP# 2273:

The New Orleans Times-Picayune article, "Man found in C.J. Peete likely died of natural causes," by Times-Picayune Staff, January 6, 2008:

The New Orleans Times-Picayune article, "New C.J. Peete complex is solid, shiny- but not as social, some residents say," by Katy Reckdahl, August 21, 2011:



  



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