Investigators and DNA experts are looking for clues that could lead to the name of a slain man whose identity has remained a mystery for more than 30 years.
Michigan officials have been following leads in the case of a murder victim who was discovered in a home with a fatal gunshot wound to the head in October 1988.
Police said the victim had only been dead a few hours when discovered, but there was no clear indication of who it was.
Saginaw Police said the victim was a young black man believed to have been 16 to 20 years old at the time of his killing, MLive.com reported.
The slain man had brown eyes and black hair with a slightly raised mohican and fading to the sides, according to detectives.
A thin mustache graced his upper lip.
He was 5’7″ and weighed about 165 pounds. He wore a greenish-yellow short-sleeve shirt, black jeans, white low-cut Nike Air sneakers with blue and white laces, and two gold chain necklaces.
He also had birthmarks on his abdomen and several prominent keloid scars on his knees and right shoulder.
Investigators initially reviewed missing persons cases in the area, but the Saginaw John Doe did not match any description.
Police believe he may be from the Detroit area.
The victims may have attended Martin Luther King High School or John Cooley High School during or before 1988, detectives said, according to DNASolves.
For more than 30 years, not a single person has disclosed information that could lead to their identity.
To find out who the boy was, the Saginaw Police Department teamed up with forensic genealogy company Othram Inc to run advanced DNA testing on the case.
Police and DNA experts are looking for the next of kin who could confirm the victim’s identity.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Saginaw Police Department at 989-759-1235.
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