TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Allegheny County Medical Examiner asks for help identifying skeletal remains

Daily Photo Galleries

Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 5:51 p.m.
 

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office needs help with identifying the skeletal remains of a man found July 14 in a makeshift shelter in Frank Curto Park off Bigelow Boulevard, between the Strip District and Polish Hill.

A team of forensic anthropologists from the University of Pittsburgh believes the remains are those of a black man in his 60s who was between 5 feet, 6 inches and 6 feet tall, said Medical Examiner Dr. Karl E. Williams. Deterioration makes precise evaluation difficult, Williams said on Wednesday.

Remnants suggest the man wore maroon Champion shorts with Carnegie Mellon University lettering and a blue Tar Heels T-shirt, Williams said.

Investigators believe the remains were there at least two years. Some printed receipts found at the scene are dated July 2011, Williams said.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call the medical examiner at 412-350-4800.

Michael Hasch is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7820 or at mhasch@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Stocks slammed as manufacturing slows in U.S., abroad
  2. Nutting says Pirates may ‘stretch’ for Martin
  3. Consol Energy cutting retiree health benefits, phasing out pension
  4. Enterovirus D68 case confirmed in southwestern Pennsylvania
  5. NFL notebook: Ravens receiver Smith Sr. says he was ‘stabbed in back’ by Panthers
  6. Donetsk rattled by explosions; airport at risk
  7. News Alert
  8. City wants Leon Ford’s federal lawsuit put on hold
  9. Jobs on state website include ‘private party dancing,’ ‘car dates’
  10. Connellsville Township VFD given $61,750 Homeland Security grant
  11. Fans flock to what they hope will continue ‘magical season’
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.