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Posted on: January 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Police seek public’s help to identify skeletal remains

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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner with the Virginia Department of Health unveiled eight facial models of unidentified individuals whose remains were found in various locations in Virginia between 1972 and 2014.

The remains found in James City County were found on Nov. 1, 1976 along the bank of the York River approximately 10 miles south of West Point. The unidentified male is believed to be between twenty-five and sixty years of age, 5’6”-5’9”, of Asian/Hispanic/Native American ancestry, with a shoe size of 9.5-10 and likely “pigeon-toed” on at least his right foot. His cause of death is undetermined.

If you have any information that might help James City County Police identify this unknown male or have any other information about the circumstances surrounding the discovery in 1976, please contact us at 757-253-1800 or text/email

Media Contact: Stephen A. Rubino, Deputy Chief

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