Unidentified Cases

Below will help you navigate our unidentified files, from our oldest case in 1974 to our most recent. The following unidentified cases are listed in an effort to aid identification efforts. Some cases consist of circumstances in which human remains were found but the individual has not been identified, while other cases seek to identify a criminal offender with the aid of a suspect composite.

If you recognize anyone on this page, please contact the Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-8477.

Recent Cases

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2022 - Indian River County Sheriff's Office John Doe

2022 IRCSO Case # 2022-136503

In December 2022, a law enforcement K9 team discovered skeletal remains while investigating an unrelated incident off of 53rd Street in Indian River County, Florida. The remains are determined to be of a black male, approx. 50 – 60 years of age at death and 5’9″ tall.

Anyone with information is asked to contact IRCSO at 772-569-6700.

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Body found in Belle Glade canal

PBSO Case # 18-030327

A young Hispanic male was found deceased in a Belle Glade canal on 01/24/2018. This individual had unique tattoos – a spade with a skull on the back of his right hand, the name “Jackie” on his left hand and “Joanna” on his left arm. He remains unidentified. Anyone with information is urged to contact crime stoppers.

Remains found in Belle Glade sugar cane field

PBSO Case # 15-107967

Does he look familiar? PBSO’s Forensic Imaging Investigators reconstructed the skull of the male whose remains were found, on August 11th, 2015, at the edge of a cane field approximately 2 miles NE of Hooker Highway and State Rd 715.

Detectives are seeking the community’s help to identify this male. It is believed he is white, possibly Hispanic, approximately 40 – 70 years of age and 5′ 02″ – 5′ 09″, he was edentulous (no teeth) – no dentures were located. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

Skeletal remains found near homeless camp

PBSO Case # 13-034541

Does she look familiar? PBSO’s Forensic Imaging Investigators reconstructed the skull of a female whose remains were found in 2013 by a homeless camp near 10th Avenue & Congress in Lake Worth.

Detectives are seeking the community’s help to identify this female. It is believed she is Caucasian, approximately 30 – 50 years old.  A purse with a Taurus and Aquarius key chain, an eyeglass case, and a size 7 sneaker may have been the individual’s. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

Cold Case Unidentifieds

1980 Flagler County Cold Case

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

On May 28, 1980,  Skeletal remains were found wrapped in carpet in a culvert near State Road 11 in Flagler County. DNA processing reports the individual as mostly African origin with a small percentage of European origin, reports estimate that he was between 20 – 27 years of age at death, approximately 5′ 7″ and 150 Ibs.

Anyone with information about the remains or the identity of the victim is asked to contact the FCSO Cold Case Unit at sscalia@glaglersheriff.com or TIPS@flaglersheriff.com.

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White or Hispanic Male found in C-51 Canal with 2 other bodies

PBSO Case # 82-069933

Hispanic male, approximately 25-40 years old

ID Info: White or Hispanic Male, approx. 25-40, 5’11”, 150 Ibs, Brown hair. Clothing on body – “Marc Phillipe” Designer Blue Jeans size 33, gym shorts size 36-38 and Fruit of the Loom underwear size 34-36.

Circumstances: On 07/14/1982, three bodies were found bound in plastic bags in the C-51 drainage canal. Of the bodies located, two were Hispanic males – one with  tattoos- and the other was a Hispanic female wearing a camel cigarette shirt.


White Male found in Lake Park, WPB on Nov. 25th, 1983

 PBSO Case # 83-110349

White Male, approximate age is 25 – 35 years old.

ID Info: Long brown hair, untrimmed brown beard and mustache. Clothing on the body- Black trousers, a Black belt and black loafers.

Circumstances: This man was found at 2423 Waterside Circle, Lake Park, FL. floating in a canal behind address.



White Male found in Jupiter, Jan. 31, 1988

PBSO Case # 88- 035249 

White male, approximate age  is 40 – 55 years old

ID Info: White male, 5’5″ – 5’8″ tall, weighed 150-200 pounds and had curly brown hair. He was discovered wearing a light colored T-shirt with “Bottle Cap Lounge and Liquor Locker, Key West” imprinted on the front, cut off blue Levi shorts, brown leather belt and black Converse low tops, size 7. Victim was muscular and in good shape. He also had a visible knot on his right collar bone as well as a knot on his right shoulder blade, perhaps from carrying heavy loads on that shoulder and could be caused by his line of work.

Circumstances: On 1/31/88, the skeletal remains of this white male were found 1.6 miles north of the Indiantown Road exit of I-95 in Jupiter, FL. Deceased was possibly the victim of two .22 caliber gun shots.

White Male found in Ocala, FL. Nov. 18, 1990

FHP Case # 790-14-56

White male, approx. 20 – 50 YOA, long brown hair, hazel eyes

ID Info: White male, 6’5″, 152 Ibs., long brown hair, hazel eyes, slight beard and mustache, he was wearing tan jeans, 3 sweatshirts, white tennis shoes and two blue jackets.

Circumstances: Victim appears to have been struck by a motor vehicle in Marion County Ocala.

1993 Flagler County Cold Case

In 1993 skeletal remains were found by two young boys playing basketball on Sea Ship Place in Flagler County. The remains are determined to be an African American female, approximately 20 – 35 years of age at death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact FCSO Cold Case Unit at TIPS@FlaglerSheriff.com.

Caucasian female, approx. 20-40 years old, found in Boynton Canal near 441.

PBSO Case # 99-075805

ID Info: White female, approx. 20-40 yoa. Black spandex shorts or pants and white Nike size 7 shoes were found. 

Circumstances: The deceased was found skeletal in a Canal, 1/2 mile south of Boynton Beach Blvd along US-441. 

For more information please visit her NAMUS profile

Caucasian Female, 60+ yoa, found in West Palm Beach on April 18, 2005.

PBSO Case # 05-056017

White Female, approximate age of 60+. South-eastern European decent, thin gray hair.

ID Info: White female, approx. 5′ tall, estimated 50- 60+ yoa, possibly heavyset. Her hair was gray, straight, thin and approx 8″ in length. Genealogy tests suggest that she was of South Eastern European decent (such as Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Croatia or Serbia). She had a healed surgical scar and one breast removed suggesting she may have been treated for breast cancer.

Circumstances: Remains were located on a dirt road west of US 27 in West Palm Beach, FL. on April 18, 2005.


White or Hispanic Female found May 17, 1991

PBSO Case # 14-073357 

ID Info: White or Hispanic Female, age 25 to 45, 5’05”, 123 lbs., brown eyes, Light brown non-curly hair, with a vertical 3 1/2″ long surgical scar on right lower abdomen. Has a removable chrome-cobalt-acrylic partial mandibular prosthesis. Dental records are on file and information has been entered into NCIC. 

Circumstances: Remains were retrieved by US Coast Guard (Case# 326-91) on May 17, 1991. Cause of death was drowning

North Carolina Unidentified

Black Female found in Cumberland County, North Carolina in 1977

MEO Case # 77-474

ID Info: Black Female, 32-37 YOA, greater than shoulder length black hair, found in a shallow grave in a wooded area of Cumberland County. 
Contact North Carolina Chief of Medical Examiner if you recognize this individual.


Black Male found in Northampton County, North Carolina in 1996

MEO Case # 96-154

ID Info: Black Male, approx. 50 – 70 YOA, wearing brown Corduroy pants, blue sports coat, brown shoes, button down shirt.
Contact North Carolina Chief of Medical Examiner if you recognize this individual.


Suspect Composites

PBSO searching for man who attempted to abduct a 14 year old girl.

PBSO Case # 18-109069

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office released a sketch of a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl. According to deputies, the incident happened on Pineaire Lane towards Haverhill Road. The teen noticed a white van stop behind her, and she saw the door open and an unknown male approach her. The man tried to pull her into the van, but the girl was able to escape.

 If you have any information contact Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS.

Sketch released of man who committed an Armed Robbery of a postal carrier.

A sketch was released after an armed robbery of a postal carrier in Palm Springs. 

 If you have any information contact Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS.