Dead Man`s Face Reconstructed

Dead Man`s Face Reconstructed Police have a new tool to help them identify a body found at the New Jersey shore on Feb. 17.

The decomposed body of a man was discovered in February in a laundry bag near a marshy area off Route 30 in Absecon, N.J.

A New Jersey forensic anthropologist took the skeletal remains and reconstructed the likely facial features of the victim. Prosecutors are hoping somebody will recognize the person from the model and provide them with a name.

"He is a Caucasian male, somewhere between the ages of 20 and 35 years of age. The height could be anywhere between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 11 inches, with an estimated weight between 150 and 200 pounds," said Murray Talasmik, the 1st assistant prosecutor for Atlantic County.

Prosecutors believe the man has been dead for less than one year. The autopsy could not determine a precise cause of death, but it was ruled a homicide because his nude body was discovered stuffed inside a nylon laundry bag, his hands and feet were bound with plastic zip-ties and it was dumped off the roadway.

Authorities said the victim had black hair and a hairy back. He had a prominent nose and his jaw had a missing front bottom tooth, overlapping top front teeth and one dental filling.

"Now the general public can see this face and hopefully will jog someone's memory about who this person might be. We would need to know who it was who died before we can effectively investigate how this person died, why this person died and who might have done it," Talasmik said.

If the face in the above picture looks familiar, call the major crimes unit of the Atlantic City Prosecutor's Office (609) 909-7666.

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