COLD CASE!! Homicide - Unidentified Victim – Rye Township - Perry County - $5000 REWARD!!



The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop H, Newport, continues their homicide investigation on this Cold Case.

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the Pennsylvania State Police received a call that human remains were discovered in a wooded area, near Trout Run Stream, off Idle Road, Rye Township, Perry County, PA. 

The remains were collected, and no identification was discovered. 

Forensic examination of the remains determined the deceased was the victim of foul play, having suffered from multiple gunshot wounds at close range.

The unidentified victim is described as a White/Male, about 50-60 years of age, and 5’11” – 6’6” in height. 

The unidentified victim had suffered trauma to his right ankle area which required surgery, a screw was implanted to aid healing. 

This injury occurred years prior to his death.  He may have walked with a limp as a result of this injury.  He also had extensive wear of his lower front teeth which would have been obvious to others.  The victim also suffered from dental conditions that would have been painful.  It appears he did not have access to adequate dental care.   

Anyone with information is asked to anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at

 All callers to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD for information that leads to an arrest, the solving of a crime/cold case or the location of a wanted person/fugitive or missing person.

All information is accurate as of Release Date and is subject to change or updated. 

Media Release #1985

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:00am

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