Allegheny County Medical Examiner asks for help identifying skeletal remains
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.