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El Paso County Sheriff releases facial reconstruction of John Doe found dead in 1986 in hopes of ID

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 12:52:36-05

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. – The county sheriff’s office on Tuesday released images of a new reconstruction of the head and face of a man whose remains were found near Midway Ranch in 1986.

The man’s facial reconstruction is the second done since his remains were found; the first reconstruction was finished in 1987.

The sheriff’s office says the remains were found four miles west of I-25 near Midway Ranch on Nov. 3, 1986 just after 11 a.m.

The man, who is referred to as “John Doe” in the report because he has never been identified, was wearing Calvin Klein blue jeans size 30/33, a blue-green sweatshirt and a brown leather belt.

Forensic investigators have found the man was white, between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-7 tall and between 30 and 40 years old. He had a “deep overbite,” according to the sheriff’s office

The sheriff’s office said investigators determined his remains had been where they were found for between one and four years when they were discovered. It says investigators have searched through missing persons reports from across the state and never identified the man.

Anyone who thinks they may have information that could lead to the man’s identification is asked to call El Paso County Detective Jeff Nohr at 719-520-7225.

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