Cops Hope Facial Reconstruction Helps Identify Mystery Man

Skeletal remains found in July 2008 in Cicero

Friday, Nov 16, 2012  |  Updated 9:57 AM CDT
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Cops Hope Facial Reconstruction Helps Identify Mystery Man

3-D scan technology was used to create a facial sketch of what the man is believed to have looked like in real life.

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Investigators hope facial reconstruction technology will assist them in identifying a man found dead in Cicero four years ago.

The skeletal remains were found in a wooded area near Pershing Road and Central Avenue in July 2008. Police believe the body had been there for anywhere from three to eight months before it was discovered.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office was not able to identify the man, so have turned to 3-D scan technology to create a facial sketch of what they believed he looked like in real life.

Investigators say it's not likely an exact match, but the hope is that the picture will help jog someone's memory.

The mystery man is a white male between the ages of 55 to 75 years old with gray/brown hair, an obvious crooked nose, a gap between his two front teeth and anywhere from 5-foot-1 to 5-foot-6 inches in height.

DNA testing on the remains did not turn up any matches.

Anyone with information on the man's identity is asked to contact General Investigations at (708) 865-6244.

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