The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences Need the Public’s Help in Identifying the Deceased

Announcement Date: 2/14/2022

Date of Death/Recovery: 9/8/2021

IFS Case Number: ML21-4228

Law Enforcement Agency and Case Number: Houston Police Department: 1215690-21 Number: UP86759 (

Recovery Location: Wooded area near I-10 Freeway (2100 Katy Freeway), Houston, TX 77007

Demographic Description:

Sex: Male

Height: Approx. 5’8”

Age: 55-70 years old

Race: White


Decedent has surgical rods and screws in the bone of the left upper arm, indicating surgery of this arm before death. There are multiple fillings in the upper and lower teeth.


Partially skeletonized remains found within an Ozark Trail tent (grey with orange lining) in a wooded area. Decedent was wearing a dark colored t-shirt, dark colored shorts, a belt, and Adidas Ultraboost 19 red running shoes.

If you recognize or believe you may be able to help identify the deceased, contact the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at either number provided: Main Number: 832-927-5000 or Forensic Investigations: 832-927-5001