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A headless body found in an Alabama forest more than a quarter-century ago was finally determined Wednesday to be that of a 20-year-old California resident, officials said. Investigators from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the state’s Bureau of Investigation made the announcement. post to facebook The body was identified as Jeffrey Douglas Kimsey of Santa Barbara, California.

Kimsey’s decomposing body was found on April 15, 1997 in the woods along Little Cotaco Creek in the town of Union Grove. Investigators said it was difficult to give an exact age or description because his head, hands and feet had been removed.

Chief Investigator Keith Wilson said his head and hands were cut off.some kind of saw‘ while CBS affiliate WHNT bit off his leg. report.Heart and spleen reportedly removed surgical skills.

“Someone made every effort to hide the identity and cause of death of our victims,” ​​Wilson said.

Investigators said the victim was wearing a Faded Glory short-sleeved shirt and Levi Strauss 501 jeans, WHNT reported. Some air fresheners were also found near the bodies.

Press Release May 24, 2023 On April 15, 1997, a body was found in a wooded area along Little Cotako Creek.

Contributor Marshall County Sheriff’s Office upon Wednesday, May 24, 2023

The sheriff’s office said an autopsy determined the cause of death was homicide and that the removal of body parts was intentional to make identification impossible.

In the end, the case was resolved. In 2019, the samples were sent to DNA technology company Parabon Nanolabs. Parabon Nanolab used a process known as DNA phenotyping, which uses a subject’s DNA to predict what the subject would have looked like. The company released a composite image of the victim in 2021, and investigators hoped the sketch would provide new clues, and it did.

Sheriff Phil Sims thanked all investigators involved in the case.

“I think they want this case closed, but if we can get a solid background check, we can get closer to closing this case,” Sims said. “Today, we would like to announce that we are actively pursuing leads to the involvement of those involved in this incident, and have recently discovered related to items found at the scene. We will also work with Parabon on DNA.”


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