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Update on Incident at 2000 Lamar

January 8, 2007 -- Houston police have released the reconstructed remains of a male found in the 2000 block Lamar on April 27, 2005.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant D. Robertson reported:

In 2005, a person discovered the remains of a male in an overgrown lot after arriving to cut the grass. At the time, the remains appeared to be that of a female, however were later determined to be those of a male.

The Harris County Medical Examiner's office determined the skeletal remains were of a white male between 55 and 65 years of age. He was approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with a medium build. He had a large amount of brown hair with some gray about three inches in length.

The male was wearing a dark T-shirt, an ivory colored jacket, and a pair of blue or black denim pants attached at the front of his waist with a rope and brown boots. His personal effects consisted of a single red die, a green plastic lighter, a lock-blade knife and a steel wristwatch made in China.

His DNA has been submitted to the Texas Missing Person's Database but a match has not been discovered at this time.

Anyone with information on this man's identity is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Update GO/MES/JFC 1-8-07
JFC/AW 4-28-05
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.