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  1. JOHN DOE

    Richmond, TX
    8/27/2007

    On Monday, August 27, 2007, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, Texas (TX), was notified of a dead body found at an electrical power plant in Richmond, TX. Upon investigation, the body of a nude white male victim was recovered from the coal sifter hopper. It is believed the victim was dumped into the coal car after suffering two lacerations to the head. It is estimated the victim died on August 23, 2007. Investigations determined the line of coal cars left Coal Creek, Wyoming, on August 23, 2007, and arrived at the power plant on August 27, 2007. There were five stops prior to arriving in Richmond, TX: Denver, CO; Pueblo, CO; La Junta, CO; Amarillo, TX; and Temple, TX.

    Jailhouse type "RUSH" tattoo on his right bicep; Extensive dental work; Three surgical pins in his left knee; Right-hand fingernails painted blue

    Age: 25 - 50 Hair: Brown
    Eyes: Brown
    Height: 5'0"- 5'4"
    Weight: 150 - 165 pounds Sex: Male