The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner showed the facial approximation of Andre Macklin to the media and public in April of 2011. The family of Andre Macklin saw the report and contacted the Medical Examiner’s Office, which lead to his identification through the use of new DNA technologies after previous DNA testing using older technology did not generate a usable DNA profile.
The identities of the other facial approximations seen below are still unknown. The Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) wants your help to identify these individuals and bring some relief to other family members who may have been searching for their loved one. OCME is collaborating with the FBI's Forensic Imaging Unit and its Forensic Anthropology Services at Quantico, Virginia, to assist local law enforcement in identifying these individuals. FBI artists and anthropologists have developed these facial approximations of skulls that represent remains recovered in locations throughout Virginia.
The photographs of these facial approximations have been entered into the case files of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs). NamUs is a web-based computer search engine funded by the National Institute of Justice for matching missing and unidentified persons that can be accessed by individuals searching for their missing loved one.
The remains of a 26 to 25 year old Caucasian or Asian male of Hispanic descent who was approximately 5’9” tall. Deputies discovered the remains on December 26, 2005 in a wooded area by a farm in the 200 block of Kendayl Road, Blairs, VA. (Case # W810-05)
The remains of a mid-20s to mid-30s year old male of mixed ethnicity (possibly Hispanic) who was approximately 5’7” tall. Deputies discovered the remains on April 1, 2012 in a wooded area near the 300 block of Timber Road, Cana, VA. (Case #W203-12)
The remains of a Caucasian male approximately 17 to 24 years old and 5’8” tall. The remains were found March 3, 1986 near Jackson Street Ball Park by fishermen on the Jackson River, Covington, VA. (Case # W650-01)
The remains of a 28 to 38 year old Hispanic male, possibly from Guatemala, who was approximately 5’ 2” to 5’6” tall. Deputies discovered the remains on November 26, 2011 in a wooded area near the Heavenly Hill Trailer Park on State Route 612 in Lee County. (Case # W827-11)
Anyone with any information about the possible identity of any of these cases is asked to call the Western District, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner at (540) 561-6615 or email at OCME_WEST@vdh.virginia.gov .
The first case represents the skeletal remains of an adult black male in his mid-thirties who was approximately 5’7”-5’8” tall. The remains were discovered on January 16, 2003, by a National Park Service maintenance worker who was cleaning debris from under the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge.
The second case represents the skeletal remains of adult Asian male in his late-(thirties to early forties who was approximately 5’5” – 5’9” tall. The remains were discovered on February 13, 2011, by a man walking his dog in the area of Fords Landing Way in Alexandria.
The third case represents the skeletal remains of an older white male who stood between 5’5” to 5’11” tall. The remains were discovered on April 6, 2006, by a man walking in the woods near eastbound I-66 at Route 7100 in Fairfax.
Anyone with any information about the possible identity of any of these cases is asked to call the Northern District, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner at (703) 530-2600 or email at OCME_NOVA@vdh.virginia.gov
From 2/28/13 News Conference
The first case is a skeleton recovered on 11/19/83 in a wooded area at the end of Happy Acres Road in Chesapeake, Virginia. The remains are of a white male, 23-30 years of age.
The second case, found on 7/20/82, is a mostly skeletal, partly decayed human remains discovered in a ditch off of Airport Feeder Road by Rt. 58 in Chesapeake, Virginia. The remains were determined to be of a white male, 35-55 years of age, 5’4” to 5’6” tall.
The third case occurred on 1/29/82, when skeletal remains were recovered floating in a boat harbor in the Chesapeake Bay in Newport News, Virginia. The body was identified as an adult white male, 35-50 years of age, 5’5” to 5’10” tall.
The fourth case occurred on 4/07/92 where skeletal remains were recovered adjacent to a warehouse at 231 Enterprise drive in Newport News, Virginia. The remains were believed to be an adult male, 35-50 years of age.
Accomack County—On December 31, 2004 police discovered the remains of a Hispanic/Latino male in a wooded area in Accomack County, VA. The individual is believed to have been between 17 and 23 years old. The case is being investigated by the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office.
Newport News—On April 7, 1992, authorities found the skeletal remains of an adult female, 35-50 years old, adjacent to a warehouse at 231 Enterprise Drive in Newport News, VA. The ethnicity is undetermined. The case is being investigated by the Newport News Police Department.
Anyone with any information about the possible identity of any of these cases is asked to call the Tidewater Office of the Chief Medical Examiner at (757) 683-8366 or email at OCME_TIDE@vdh.virginia.gov.
Richmond—On September 26, 2000, police found the remains of a black male who was believed to be 50 years old or older in the wooded area across from the Dupont Plant at 5300 Commerce Road in Richmond. The individual was 5’5“ tall, who wore a size 12 Oxford shoe.
Richmond—On July 3, 2004, authorities discovered the remains of this black male approximately 24 to 30 years of age and 5’5” to 5’10” inches tall. Police found the individual on Brown’s Island, near the Manchester Bridge in Richmond.
Richmond—On October 23, 1995, police discovered the remains of this middle aged black male on an urban farm in the 4200 block of Angus Road in Richmond. The individual was a middle-aged black male who was approximately 5’9” tall.
Anyone with information about the possible identity of any of these cases is asked to call the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner at (804) 786-3174 or email at OCME_CENT@vdh.virginia.gov.