UNIDENTIFIED MAN - Found in a Cave in 1977 - Berks County



The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop L - Reading, Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit (CIA) and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, CIA Unit, continue their investigation of unidentified frozen body that was found on January 16, 1977 by 2 hikers in a cave below an area called The Pinnacle along the Appalachian Trail, in Albany Township, Berks County, PA.  The cave where he was found is only accessible by foot.

Estimated age: 25-35 years old

Approximate Height and Weight: 5'10"-5'11; 155 lbs.

Distinguishing Characteristics: Reddish brown, long and curly hair; blue eyes. Full beard. T-shaped scar on left side of chin.

Clothing: Dark brown suede/buckskin jacket with tassels on the sleeves and torso (size 38); faded blue jeans (Wrangler brand, size 30x34); brown leather belt; brown, knit turtleneck sweater (labeled Jules Pilch-Doylestown/Hatboro, size "M"); long winter undershirt and pants (size "S"), military issue with laundry mark B-0654; two pair of socks (one pair black, the other wool); brown leather hiking boots, ankle length with black Vibran soles (size 10-10 1/2); leather gloves; sunglasses.

Personal Effects: He was wearing a 14K white gold ring with a blue stone; his pockets contained a comb, pen, pencil, matches and $1.78.

Any persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the PSP Reading Station, 610-378-4454 and speak with Tpr. Womer or you can call 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). 

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

All information is accurate as of Release Date.  

Media Release #2506



Sunday, January 16, 1977

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