Pennsylvania State Police Troop B - Washington Barracks responded on February 18, 1972 for a homicide investigation.

A badly decomposed body was discovered along route 40 Donegal Township,  Washington County Pennsylvania.

The time of death is estimated at 8 to 10 weeks prior to discovery.

It is believed the victim died as the result of a gunshot wound to his torso by a small caliber weapon possibly a 22.

Also recovered near the Victim's remains was a bedspread, blanket, and sheet that were rolled into a ball 25 feet from the body recovery site.

The victim was clothed in a long sleeve french cuff tie-dyed shirt size 16 green in color and green flared bottom dress pants size: w32, L 29, jockey shorts black belt. The Victim was not wearing any socks or shoes.

Estimated Year of Birth: 1927

Estimated Age: 45-50 years

Race:  White

Gender:  Male

Height: 5'5 to 5'10

Weight:  140-175 lbs

Hair Color:  Brown

Eye Color:  Unknown

Any persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the PSP Washington Station at 724-223-5200 and speak to Trooper Petrosky or you can contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers if you have information on this crime, any serious crime, or wanted person, call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at

All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD.

All information is accurate as of Release Date.  

Media Release #2724

Friday, February 18, 1972 (All day)

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