Police release photos of sculpture in hopes of identifying body from 2011
A body found in late 2011 but so far not identified now can be associated with a face, if still no name.
In hopes that a sculpture created by the FBI will be familiar to someone, Thomasville Police Department on Monday released multiple views of the sculpture created using measurements of the head and face.
On Dec. 19, 2011, Thomasville police located a body in woods behind Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., near National Highway and Business Loop I-85/U.S. 29-70. An autopsy determined the person to be a white male with the possibility of mixed ethnicity, age 20-30 and between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall. The man was wearing blue jeans, a plain yellow T-shirt and a black hooded top.
No foul play is suspected.
Police have since been unable to identify the body, despite contacting other law enforcement agencies and entering information into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.
Thomasville police asked FBI facial approximation specialists to use measurements from the skull to create a sculpture, and photos of the sculpture show views from the front and both sides. An artist from the FBI Laboratory with direct input from the FBI Laboratory’s forensic anthropologist created the facial approximation sculpture.
At the time the body was found, police estimate it had been in the woods for approximately four months. Police aren’t releasing cause of death determined through the autopsy until the body is identified and the family is notified.
People who think they recognize the face or who have information, may call Thomasville Crime Stoppers at 476-8477 (TIPS).