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Case File 301UMUK

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Right: Reconstruction of Victim by Manchester University

Unidentified Asian or Arabic Male

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 25 - 35 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8" - 5'9"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Although the ethnicity of the man is still unknown, he is thought not to be white or afro carribean, but may be of Asian or Arabic origin. Black or very dark brown hair.
  • Dentals: He had distinctive dental work done at least a year before his death.
  • Clothing: He was wearing a pair of blue Adidas shorts and blue and white boxer shorts. He also wore a gold chain. The piece of jewelry, worth 100, had a 22-carat gold pendant on it, with verse number 225 from the Koran, the Holy text of Islam, inscribed in Arabic across it.

Victim's Pendant

Case History
The victim was discovered on open land off Halse Lane, near Winsford Hill, on Exmoor National Park in Somerset. The body, which was in several pieces, was wrapped in black plastic bags, a green single bed sheet and a single duvet. It is thought to have been there from between May of 2001 and January of 2002. Also in the package was a white pillowcase used by a linen hire service which supplies hotels and restaurants throughout the South West. A wire from a stereo was also found and it is possible the man had been tied with it.
It is unclear as to whether the body was brought to the UK from abroad. Scientific experts concluded that the man lived somewhere, at least the past 10 years, in the area between Bournemouth, Poole in Dorset, Bristol, Plymouth and Bude in North Cornwall, probably in an urban area.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Missing Persons Helpline
0500 700 700

Taunton Police
01823 363 153

0800 555111
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Source Information:
Missing Persons Helpline
BBC News
Bournemouth Daily Echo
Avon and Somerset Constabulary

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