Unidentified Remains

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This page contains descriptions of all unidentified remains found in Hillsborough County in the last four decades. Call (813) 914-4537 to speak to an investigator about matching one of these unidentified bodies to a missing person.

Table of Unidentified Remains

Case # Date Found Location Found Description Image
Wooded area off of W Waters Ave, Tampa
White, possibly Hispanic, male. Partially skeletonized. Clothing: "ELEVATE" t-shirt, black stone bracelets, yellow metal ring, tan/grey shorts, black socks, and black sneakers.
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Either 1994 or 1995 Unknown Skull belonging to an approx 11-15 year old female that went missing prior to 1995.  Image
12-5970 09/21/2012 Found in Woods at Bassa St/North St., Wimauma, Fl Decomposed African American male, age range 45-65 years old. 6'2", unknown weight, found in woods in Wimauma. Clothing: Blue pants, black tennis shoes, black belt. Image
11-6840 11/07/2011 E. Sligh Ave/N. 54th St, Tampa, Fl W/M skeletal remains, age 50-80 years, 5'8" found in wooded area. Red jacket, Brown pants, white shirt found near dec'd. Completely edentulous antemortem with no signs of dentures Image
11-00914 2/07/2011 Falkenburg Road at Highland Manor Drive, Tampa White male. 5'8," 151 lbs. Gray hair. Brown eyes. Forehead has distinctive lump. Clothing: Large plain red Champion t-shirt, XL long sleeve Moose Creek blue-green-yellow flannel shirt, medium Black Blizzard Prof Ultra hoodie, green and yellow Joe Boxer underwear with white ducks on them, Wrangler blue jeans size 12 x 34, black / brown belt, medium black sweater with Marine and skull with wings on front and Semper Fi written on back, long sleeve red button-up sweater (no size label on it), brown size 12 Rockport shoes, black socks. Homeless. Image
10-06799 11/8/2010 East Hillsborough Avenue at North 56th Street, Tampa White male. Decomposed. 50-60 years, 5'7", 95 lb. Gray hair and beard. Blue jeans, blue shirt, white socks, black belt. Black watch. Homeless, lived in wooded lot. Image
10-06625 10/31/2010 Bypass canal west of US Highway 301, Tampa White male, possibly Hispanic. Decomposed. 18-40 years, 5'2", 154 lb. Black hair, red mustache. C-shaped scar on left forearm. Cast yellow gold crowns on teeth # 7, 8, 9, and 10. Small black Adidas shorts, blue large Fruit of the Loom underwear. Image
09-01777 3/14/2009 65 feet northeast of corner of Palmet Surano Road, Wimauma White male, possibly Hispanic. Skeletal remains. 12-20 years, 5'9"- 6'3". Jeans with "ICE POLE USA" stitched on both legs with a "ICEPOLE" label, leather wallet with chain and "CHOPPER" embroidered. Image
08-01023 2/14/2008 In the Alafia River, Riverview White male. 45-60 years, 5'5"; 141 lb. Viewable. White and gray hair, brown eyes, 1/2 inch mustache and beard. Gray t-shirt; gray trousers. No scars, tattoos, or birthmarks. No jewelry. Image
06-03346 5/30/2006 South Bay Hospital (ER), Sun City Center White, possibly Hispanic, male. Estimated 25 years old. 5'3", 152 lb. Short, black hair; brown eyes; moustache. No scars or birthmarks. Tattoos: left chest-praying hands holding a rosary; right arm-"DFI"; right forearm-Virgin Mary; left forearm-"RML" with a wreath around it; left forearm-cross; unidentifiable tattoo in web space between thumb and index finger of left hand. No jewelry. AKA: Gonzalez, Raul (computer generated image) Image
06-03168 5/21/2006 Tampa Bay, Tampa White, possibly Hispanic, male. 30-35 years, 5'7", 172 lb. White, short sleeve t-shirt (Hanes-large); dark, green athletic shorts with "TC" near leg hole; black, denim pants with "Rustler" tag above right rear pocket, athletic socks, brown shoes (Tom McAnn- size 10 1/2). (Computer generated image) Image
06-03033 5/15/2006 Port Sutton Canal, Tampa Male. Decomposed remains. Unknown age, 5' 3", 120 lb. Short, straight black hair; indeterminate eye color. Short-sleeved checkered shirt- size 12/14, dark bikini underwear- size XL/40. No scars or tattoos. No Image
06-00026 1/2/2006 1525 East College Avenue, Ruskin White male. Skeletal remains with partial skull. 30-50 years, 5'11"-6'1". Healed fractures of left thigh bone, collar bone, and left foot. Tooth #19 has model yellow gold inlay/outlay; #14 appears to have had a full crown preparation. Image
05-05551 9/21/2005 Homeless camp site at 3021 East Adamo Drive, Tampa Male of indeterminate race. Skeletal remains. 55-65 years; 5'9". White tennis shoes, black pants, black sweatshirt / jacket. Computer generated image. Most likely origin is Florida. Image
05-03165 5/23/2005 3125 South 50th Street, Tampa White male. Decomposed. 50-60 years; 5'10", 146 lb. Indeterminate hair and eye color. Scar on right lower abdomen. Two tattoos on left lower leg. Multi-colored shirt, blue shorts. Knapsack with "Scot, Love Mom" handwritten. No Image
03-01491 3/11/2003 Water pit east of Henry George Road, Plant City White male. 5 ft 6 in, 143 lb. Dark, curly to wavy hair up to 4 inches long. Natural good dentition. No scars or tattoos. Circumcised. Dark, short-sleeved shirt, showing ALWAYS NIGHT and Day," large. Red and wine colored briefs, FTL, medium, 34-36. Image
02-05365 10/8/2002 Interstate 75 at Highway 92 White male. Incomplete skeletal remains. 30-60 years, 5'5" to 6'1". Fracture of left thigh (femur). "L" shaped compression device or plate with 4 screws (Ser #240.44 A3DP 473). Lower mandible has 5 teeth. Black T-shirt, Indeterminate color shirt, jacket, and pants. REFER CASE # 98-00120
Most likely origin is Europe, probably Germany.
02-00990 2/15/2002 Underbrush near 9th green of Caloosa Country Club (Highway 301, 1 mile south of NE 19th Avenue, Sun City Center White male. Skeletonized. 55-65 years, estimated 5' 8". Brown hair. Evidence of healed facial trauma near right eye. All teeth missing well prior to death. Clothing: tattered white plastic pants with elastic waistband, dark pin-stripped men's suit jacket, "Faded Glory" brand entirely tattered t-shirt.
Most likely origin is Florida.
01-01718 3/22/2001 State route 574 east of Sydney Dover Road, Dover White male with dark complexion. Approx. 25 years, 5'5", 149 lb. 3 inch black hair, thin black moustache and goatee, and brown eyes. Teeth in good repair. Scars on right arm. Uncircumcised. Clothing: Blue pants, multi-colored shirt, green jacket, blue undershorts, blue socks, gray shoes, and red hat. Image
00-03423 6/18/2000 Vacant Lot at 709 South Howard Ave, Tampa White male. Approx. 40 years, 5'7", 130 lb. Shoulder-length brown hair, unkempt brown beard and moustache, and brown eyes. No upper teeth. Lower teeth rotted to the gum. Clothing: Blue pants, gray shirt, green jacket, tennis shoes (gray with blue decoration). Jewelry: White metal watch with blue face and black band. Image
98-04105 8/14/1998 Causeway Boulevard east of bridge White male. Partly skeletonized. Estimated 5'6". Clothing: Creamy-tan, short- sleeve button shirt with collar (label Expressly World), size 8 Voit shoes, blue pleated pants (label Wayne), Devil Rays baseball cap. White pocket knife. Image
98-01909 4/6/1998 3040 Knights Griffin Road Black male. Skeletonized. Approximately 25-45 years, 5'7" - 5'9". Clothing: None
Most likely Jamaica is place of origin
97-04775 10/15/1997 43rd Street south of 7th Avenue, Tampa Male of unknown race. Decomposed. Unknown age; 5'3", 106 lb. No tattoos or other identifying marks. Clothing: None No Image
95-06189 12/28/1995 6505 South 6th Street Male, black skull. Age undetermined. Clothing: None
Not from Florida, origin is possibly Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee or Missouri
95-05270 11/4/1995 State route 674 east of Highway 39 White male, dark skin, possibly Hispanic. Late 20s or early 30s, 5'0", 146 lb. Wavy brown hair with slight frontal balding, shorter on sides, shoulder length in back. Moustache, brown eyes. Uncircumcised. Clothing: Green jeans - size 29 Jordan brand; brown belt; print motif long sleeve shirt; red, white and blue vertically striped jockey shorts; and white sweat socks with blue trim. Image
95-02209 4/29/1995 Wooded area northeast of 400 Bearrs Avenue White male. Skeletonized. 56-65 years, 5'6". Clothing: None. Computer generated image. Image
93-01121 9/17/1993 Abandoned building at 2901 North 21st Street Black female. Decomposed. No age range, 5'2", 93 lb. Jewelry: 3 "bangle bracelets left wrist, ring with turquoise colored stone in debris beneath hands. Clothing: Scarf like garment indeterminate color near head. Street name of "St. Pete". No Image
92-00344 3/18/1992 Vacant, gutted structure at 512 East Baker Street Asian ancestry male. 20-30 years, 5'5", 126 lb. Wavy, dark brown hair; mid-neck length. Left upper abdomen has a 3" vertical scar. Red sweatpants, white undershirt, black shoes, white socks. Image
89-00408 5/29/1989 Abandoned residential pool at 10010 North Lantana Street White male. Decomposed. 18-45 years, 6'0", Blue jeans, long sleeve shirt, blue tennis shoes, and black belt. No Image
88-00698 8/27/1988 Alley behind 703 West Bay Street White male. 60-70 years, 6'0"; 136 lb. AKA "Lloyd"; known street person. Image
88-00554 7/13/1988 Wooded area on West Crest Avenue between Lois and Manhattan Avenues Male. Skeletonized. 25-35 years, 5'0"-5'3". Upper and lower partial dental plates. Light colored socks, blue slacks (31inch waist), leather knife shield for belt (without knife), hospital gown (marked St. Joseph's, 8-70), pocketed T-shirt, white jockey shorts and off-white, Italian-heeled, single-strapped shoes with open instep.
Born in Europe, moved to Florida around 5 years before death.
88-00220 3/14/1988 Wilderness Park of Morris Bridge Road Male, ancestry Asian. Skeletonized. 28-34 years, 5'6". Clothing: Blue jeans, T-shirt with "Drunken State" on front, jockey shorts with blue and black vertical lines, size 8 1/2 dark jogging shoes. Blue cloth velcro wallet.
Most probable location of origin would be China or South Korea
87-00829 10/24/1987 Wooded area 1/2 mile south of Andrew Road, 1 mile east of McGrady Road Male of indeterminate race. Skeletonized. 37-45 years, 5'5". Clothing: None
Most likely from Central /Northeastern US
86-00968 11/25/1986 Ditch along 1031-1235 Fowler Avenue White male. Mostly skeletonized. 50-60 years, 5'10". Clothing: None No Image
86-00148 2/6/1986 Trash dump, 2nd Avenue between 31st and 34th Street Skeletonized black female, 5'2", age range 16-22. Clothing: None Image

85-00945 12/7/1985 Wooded area off Washington Boulevard, east of 50th Street, Tampa Black female. Decomposed. 20 - 30 years, 5'0" - 5'-2", 112 lb. No clothing. Image
85-00441 5/24/1985 6/10 mile west of dead-end of Adamsville Road, Gibsonton White male. Decomposed. Over 40 years. 5'8". Crown on left upper first molar. Tan long sleeved shirt, brown pants, white t-shirt, white jockey shorts, red-brown ankle boots, and brown socks. No Image
85-00010 1/6/1985 Grassy area behind southwest corner at 1701 South 20th Street, Tampa White male. Decomposed. 45-65 years; 5'10"; 101 lb. White and black shirt, green trousers, grey sweater, brown socks, blue cap, red bandana, and black belt. Dentures -upper and lower. No Image
84-00488 5/29/1984 State Route 674, east of 12th Street, Ruskin White male. 50-60 years, 5'6"; 161 lb. Straight brown hair with slight greying and extensive frontal balding. 1/2 " facial beard. Edentulous upper jaw.Lower jaw edentulous except for # 22 and # 27. Long-sleeve blue plaid shirt, red socks, blue jeans. Image
83-00994 12/6/1983 1103 Cumberland Street, Tampa White male. 40-60 years, 5'11"; 157 lb. Short brownish-gray wavy hair. One right lower canine and 1 right upper canine; no other teeth. Hazel eyes. Tattoo of two dice and "JW" on right leg. Brown belt, white socks, blue trousers, blue shirt. Image
83-00729 8/30/1983 2121 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa White male. Decomposed. 50-60 years, 4'7"; 60 lb. White shirt, green trousers, brown work boots. Frequented area for two years. No Image
82-01005 12/30/1982 Orange grove Skeletonized white female. 45-50 years, 5'2" - 5'4". Full upper dentures. Old fracture of left cheek. Clothing: Blue jeans and panties near body.  
82-00881 11/12/1982 3 miles South of Tampa on US Hwy 41 Hispanic male, approx age 35-45, 5'3", 146 lbs. Was wearing blue/white shirt, red/blue and white slacks and brown shoes. Image
82-00759 10/2/1982 Unnamed lake north of Highway 301 at entrance ramp to Interstate 4 Male. Decomposed. 5'6"; 95 lb. Mixed brownish and grey hair. No clothing. Image
82-00607 7/27/1982 Wooded area at Highway 301 and State Route 574 White male. Skeletonized. No age range. 5'3". No upper teeth. Clothing: jeans and T-shirt of indeterminate color. Image
81-00575 6/18/1981 Hillsborough River behind Curtis Hixon Center, downtown Tampa Male of apparent middle eastern origin. 18-35 years, 5'4 1/2"; approx 135 lb. Image
79-00154 2/10/1979 Lot east of 309 South Caesar Black female. Skeletonized. 26-30 years, 5'3". Clothing: None. Image 
76-00069 1/15/1976 Tampa Incinerator Probable black male. Charred body. Approx 21 years, 5'10". No Image
75-01398 9/23/1975 Orange grove, near cemetery on Timmons Road, Thonotosassa White female. Skull, upper portion only. 17-25 years. Image
02/09/1974  Burned / charred building at 1208 Marion St Tampa, Florida  Charred remained of an approx 25-40 year old black male found in a charred / bnealbaurning house in Tampa.  Image
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07/08/1973  Found in field in southwest corner of Albany Ave N and Mohawk Ave N, Tampa, Florida  Decomposed / partially skeletonized body of an approx 50-75 year old while male found in field in Tampa.  Image