Alachua County Sheriff's detectives ask for help identifying remains

Alachua County Sheriff's deputies released this sketch of a man based on remains discovered on Jan. 24, 2016.

With the help of the medical examiner’s office and pound lab, authorities released this composite of a man who has yet to be identified.

“Using NamUS, the National Missing and Unidentified Person System, we posted details of this incident and we did obtain some leads, but the decedent still cannot be identified,” says Detective Lance Yaeger, from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.

After nearly two years, authorities are hoping this sketch will help get them a step closer to solving this case.

“The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in an effort to identify the man, in the hopes we can notify the next of kin, and of course, get him the proper burial he so deserves,” says Yaeger.

Detectives also say the man might have once been a member of the U.S. Armed Forcesbut may have been homeless at the time of his death.

Authorities say he was a white male, approximately 40 or 60 years old and about 5’10” in height. He wore blue jeans and brown work boots.

If you have any information you’re asked to call Detective Lance Yaeger at (352) 260-7588

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