On December 20, 2021, the skeletal remains of an unidentified male were found in a wooded area off Alum Rock Drive in Austin, Texas. The unknown man was estimated to be between the ages of 16 and 20 years old at his time of death. The man is thought to have been white Hispanic and investigators believe he had black hair and brown eyes. His height and weight could not be determined. Since the discovery of the man, investigators have worked diligently to identify him.
In January of 2022, details of the case were entered into National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) as #UP87802. Additionally, a forensic artist with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children created a forensic drawing to depict the man's appearance. Despite the extensive efforts of law enforcement, the decedent’s identity remains a mystery.
In 2023, Austin Police Department partnered with Othram to generate new leads in the case. Anyone with information that could aid in this investigation is asked to contact the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office by calling 512-854-9599 and referencing agency case number 21-07855 or NamUs #UP87802.
A DNASolves crowdfund has been created to raise funds for the remaining casework costs. Anyone can contribute here.