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Attention: homicide and missing person units. (VICAP Alert).

Unidentified Body

The U.S. Park Police are investigating the discovery of an unidentified male on April 13, 2000, at approximately 5:30 p.m. The decomposed body was discovered in Beaver Dam Creek, located on the grounds of the U.S. Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Prince Georges County, Maryland.

Crime Scene

The victim was described as a white male, between 30 and 35 years of age, about 6'3" in height, and weighing more than 200 pounds. The color and length of hair were undetermined. He was wearing a brown wool jacket, brand name "L.L. Bean," size 48 tall; a green hooded sweat jacket; a T-shirt, brand name "Haines," size XL with the "Nike" logo; blue jeans, brand name "Wrangler," size 36x36; and "Original Rugged" hiking shoes, brand name "Outback." A set of keys on a large safety pin and four $1 bills also were found in the victim's clothing.

The victim had several strands of barbed wire wrapped around his neck. The cause of death may have been blunt force trauma to the head, along with strangulation. The victim may have been in the water for as long as 2 months. Partial fingerprints are available, as well as two facial reconstructions.

Alert to Law Enforcement

Any agency with information about this victim or with similar solved or unsolved crimes should contact Detective A. Kapetanakos of the U.S. Park Police at 202-690-5065 or Special Agent Kevin Crawford of the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) at 800-634-4097.
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Publication:The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U5MD
Date:May 1, 2002
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