Authorities seek public help identifying man found dead in Scioto River in 2007

Bethany Bruner The Columbus Dispatch

Mar 25, 2020 at 12:20 PM

The Ohio Attorney General and Franklin County Coroner’s offices are hoping that new images may help identify a man found dead in the Scioto River in 2007.

“This unidentified person may be the victim of a homicide and identification could reignite the case,” Attorney General Dave Yost said in a statement.

The man’s body was found on May 30, 2007, in the river off Route 33 near the Dublin Road water treatment facility. The man is believed to have died several weeks prior to his body being found.

Since 2007, authorities have not been able to identify the man.

The man is believed to be between the ages of 25 and 40 and stand between 5’7 and 5’10 tall. He is either white or Hispanic.He has a one-inch healed scar on the right side of his forehead and no tattoos.At the time his body was discovered, the man was wearing a gray Career Club long-sleeve button up shirt, tan L.L. Bean pants that were a women’s size 8 and size 10 brown Earth Shoe brand shoes.Authorities have used technology and a forensic artist to create images of the man based on how he looked at the time he died.“ single tip has the potential to reunite a family with their loved one and bring closure to a community,” Yost said, “and maybe, help us take a killer off the street.”Anyone with information is asked to call Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s […]

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