The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office has issued a public appeal for assistance in identifying the remains of a young white male, believed to be the victim of a homicide dating back to February 13, 1978.

The body was discovered in Fresno, Fort Bend County, TX, adjacent to FM 521 and parallel to the railroad tracks. The precise location is near Evergreen Street. According to authorities, the victim may have disappeared approximately 5 to 6 months prior to the discovery of his body.

Forensic analysis suggests that the victim was between 18 and 25 years old, with a height ranging from 5’5″ to 5’9″, a slender build, and light brown hair. Further investigation into his ancestry indicates possible origins from the Baltic region, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, or Czechia.

Despite efforts over the years, the identity of the deceased individual remains unknown. DNA samples collected have been entered into the national missing person’s database in hopes of finding a match.

Sheriff Eric Fagan issued a statement urging anyone with information regarding the identity of the deceased or details surrounding his disappearance and subsequent death to come forward. “We encourage the community to come forward with any relevant information that may aid in bringing closure to this decades-old case and providing answers to the victim’s family and loved ones,” Sheriff Fagan stated.

Individuals who may have pertinent information are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 281-341-4665, option 1, or reach out to Cold Case Detective Scott Minyard at 281-341-4651. Alternatively, those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477).

As the investigation into this cold case continues, authorities remain committed to uncovering the truth and delivering justice for the victim and their family.


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