Officials seek more information on skeletal remains found in West Manchester Township in 2013


WEST MANCHESTER TWP, York County, Pa- Authorities are reaching out to the public to get more information on skeletal remains that were found in 2013.

Police say a tree trimming crew found the remains in a wooded area near the West Manchester Mall in November of 2013.

west-manchester-john-doeA forensic artist has produced a sketch of the victim. Officials say he was between 30 and 50 years old, possibly Hispanic or of European decent,  and anywhere from 5″3 to 5″10. It is estimated that he had gone missing  a minimum of 3 years prior to discovery of his remains. Officials say the man had a significant overbite and It appears as though he hadn’t had dental care in years prior to his death.

Officials say he also had significant facial trauma that healed but was slightly deformed on the right side of his nose as a result of the healing process.  Overall, he was a robust muscular individual with significant muscle markings, and osteoarthritis throughout his remains indicates strenuous physical activity and possibly an occupation that involved physical labor.  The victim had been wearing “Knocker” brand boxer shorts.

They are looking in 24 states for matches. The University of North Texas is still working on getting a DNA profile of the victim.

If you have information on this crime, any serious crime, or wanted person, call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS.  All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD.