Administrator/True Crime Author
Donna G. Smith

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Mr. Bones - Cold Case 1958

Unidentified White Male, 30's, Skeletal Remains found Oct 1958, Bedford, PA Unidentified White Male
The victim was discovered in October 1958 in a wooded area of Bedford, Pennsylvania Estimated Date of Death: Sometime in the 1950's Cause of Death: Gunshot wound to head Skeletal Remains

Vital Statistics 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. DNA: Available

Case History 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