Unidentified White Male, 30's, Skeletal Remains found Oct 1958, Bedford, PA Unidentified White Male
Estimated age: 30 - 35 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 6'4"; 200 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair; wore contact lenses.
Dentals: Available. Gold dental work
Clothing: Dungarees and a black motorcycle jacket. He also had poetry books, a canteen and camping equipment, a black wallet containing $38 and a brass key stamped "Active 195 Avenue A" on it & a .30-06 Springfield rifle.
In October 1958 the remains of a white male were found in an wooded area in Bedford, Pennsylvania, about 85 miles east of Pittsburgh.
While authorities believe the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, they don't know if it was an accident or suicide.
Investigators believe the man was well off because of the gold dental work and the contact lenses, which were unusual for the time. The contact lenses were traced to a Chicago manufacturer and fitted by an Illinois physician, but there are no records of the buyer.
The rifle was sold in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1939.
The brass key hasn't been matched to any location.
The dental work has yielded no matches.
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Pennsylvania State Police Troop G 814-623-6133