Media Release #1957, Unidentified Male Torso, Paradise Township, Monroe County, PA
DATE FOUND: December 26, 2011
LOCATION: Area off of SR 191, approximately 6/10 mile south of Sylvan Cascade Road in Paradise Township, Monroe County.
CIRCUMSTANCES: A citizen walking along SR 191 in Paradise Township, Monroe County discovered the remains of a male wrapped inside four black garbage bags. It was estimated that the victim was killed within two months of being discovered.
VICTIM INFORMATION: Likely a white male, between 50-60 years of age. The victim had open heart surgery several years prior (possibly as much as 10 years earlier). The victim also likely suffered from an auto-immune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.
FORENSIC ANALYSIS: Chemical Isotope analysis was completed to help estimate where this victim may have come from. The carbon isotopes are relatively heavier than a typical American corn-based diet, and are indicative of a diet possibly involving a wheat or rice based products. This is more common in European or Asian cultures. Therefore, a possible place of origin/residence for the last several years for the decedent was coastal California. Overall, the combination strontium, oxygen, and carbon isotopes suggest possible places of origin in the south to southwest region of the USA from Pennsylvania to Kentucky and Tennessee or the coastal areas of California.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: If you have information on this crime, any serious crime, or wanted person, call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS. All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD.
All information is accurate as of Release Date.