Idaho- Jacobs Gulch, Wallace, Idaho-UNID
Unidentified White Male
* The victim was discovered on June 12, 2002 in Jacobs Gulch, Wallace, Idaho
* Estimated Date of Death: June 2002
* Estimated age: 60 years old
* Approximate Height and Weight: Average height and weight
* Distinguishing Characteristics: Grey hair with reddish highlights
* Marks, Scars: Appendectomy scar.
* Dentals: Wore both top and bottom dentures
* Clothing: A grey, blue and black, long sleeved button-up shirt; Black Wrangler jeans with a black leather weave belt. Belt buckle was etched silver with a turquoise stone in the middle. Black “Athletic Works” Velcro closure shoes, size 8W- new in appearance; white underwear and white socks. Attached to the belt was a black nylon bottle carrier containing a partial bottle of Diet Pepsi. On his left wrist, he wore a gold Seiko brand watch. He also wore a black nylon shoulder holster with an empty, double magazine pouch. Nearby was a black jacket, “Members Only”, size Medium, with a roll of red and white “Star Brite” mints in the pocket. Next to the jacket was a black duffel bag, “Rome” brand, containing a heavy brown leather jacket with a Navajo design, size medium; Kleenex / napkins, sanitizer wipes from Service Master, one cigarette, and more mints. A pair of glasses were found near the man’s foot. He had on his person a black fold up knife with the words “stainless steel”; a full 9mm magazine in a zip-lock bag; a partial pack of Doral non filter cigarettes; a pair of silver scissors; a black/yellow lighter, seven dollars in cash and miscellaneous change.
* Other: Wore expensive, unique prescription, no line bifocal eyeglasses for an astigmatism in his right eye. The prescription was as follows: Right eye / -5.75-1.50 by 8 Plus 1.50 add. Left eye: /Plano-1.50 by 69 Plus 200 Add. The glasses were sold only in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington State.
* Fingerprints: Available
On June 12th, 2002, the body of the victim was found on a walking trail up Jacobs Gulch. He had died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the right side of his head. The gun, recovered from beneath the body, was a 9mm semiautomatic Smith & Wesson Model 915. He was well dressed, well nourished and did not appear to be a transient type person.
Fingerprint comparisons against missing men from several surrounding states produced no leads.
The gun used was traced to a man who had sold the gun in Houston, Texas in 1996. He has since destroyed the records of that sale.
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office
Undersheriff Mitch Alexander
or Fax: 208 753 8851
or CUE Center For Missing Persons
24 Hour Tip Line (910) 232-1687