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    ´╗┐Past stories and photos of unidentified remains June 21, 1988: The body of a black woman was found in the Wilmington River at the edge of a salt marsh not far from Bonaventure Cemetery. She weighed 130 pounds and was 5 feet 2 inches tall and had gray hair. She was wearing a buttoned shirt with green, red and beige stripes, jeans and a patterned head scarf. Green sunglasses and a small mirror were found in one of her pockets. There was permanent upper and lower metallic bridge work, according to the GBI, and she had a long, thin scar from the left ear down to her chin. Investigators at the time believed she may have been fishing or crabbing before drowning. She was buried nameless in Laurel Grove Cemetery. Call the Savannah Chatham police department at 912 651 6675 with any information. March 7, 1989: The skeletal remains of a white woman were found near the eastbound Interstate 16 ramp in Bloomingdale. She weighed 100 135 pounds, was between 5 feet and 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had brown hair that was dyed from a lighter color. She was estimated to be in her 40s or 50s. A front tooth was chipped at both corners, and the only item found on her body was a size 6, 10 karat gold ring with a diamond and the initials "KES." She had a congenital anomaly of her lower back that likely did not affect her mobility. An excavation of the immediate area later uncovered 22 .38 caliber rounds in a circular pattern around where the skeleton was found. This case is being investigated as a homicide. Call the Bloomingdale police department at 912 748 8302 with any information. Jan. 27, 1991: The skeletal remains of a black man were found by hunters in a heavily wooded area off Little Neck and Pine Barren roads about two miles from Interstate 16. The bones were spread over an area of 30 40 feet. The person was estimated to be between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall with a weight of more than 200 pounds. He was estimated to be between 50 70 years old, and it was unclear when or how he died. He had upper dentures, and no lower teeth were located. The upper teeth were extracted years before his death. Call the Savannah Chatham police department at 912 651 6675 with any information. April 15, 1993: The badly decomposed remains of a black nike 5 inch shorts man were found inside a vacant house on the 1300 block of East Broad Street. The body was discovered by a Savannah police officer who was on patrol checking vacant buildings in the area of East Broad and Anderson streets. The man was believed to be between 20 40 years old. His weight could not be estimated, but he was measured as 67 inches tall. He is believed to have died the same year he was found. He had black, tightly curled hair about 1 inch in length. He was found wearing a long sleeved pullover Jerzees sweatshirt size 42 44 and gray pants with a zipper, light colored BVD briefs size 34 and white socks. He was also wearing low cut Nike athletic shoes. Call the Savannah Chatham police department at 912 651 6675 with any information. March 15, 1994: The skeletal remains of a black man between 18 25 years old were found in a wooded area on CSX Transportation Center property off Staley Avenue. It was estimated that there had been years between his death and the discovery of the remains. There was a gunshot wound to the left face and neck. Noted on the skeleton was a healed fracture of the left proximal femur with a missing lesser trochanter. The man was wearing off white and dark blue vertically striped boxers, off white to gray Nike sweat shorts and white, size 10 red and blue Nike low top athletic shoes. This case was being investigated as a homicide. Call the Savannah Chatham police department at 912 651 6675 with any information. June 10, 2001: A black man jumped to his death from the Talmadge Bridge into the Savannah River in front of police. His body was recovered from the river two days later. He was 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighed from 144 155 pounds, and had black hair that was beginning to gray. He was believed to have been from 35 50 years old. He was wearing a white and black or blue horizontally striped shirt and dark pants. A tattoo on his arm displayed the letters "TL" and an inverted "C," and a tattoo on his right arm displayed the letter "C" with "Red Sun" spelled out below. Call the Savannah Chatham police department at 912 651 6675 with any information. 80 near the Lazaretto Creek Bridge on Tybee Island discovered a man's skeletal remains about 100 feet into the wood line. The skeleton was fully clothed. A plastic bag containing deodorant, razors and hair gel was found nearby, leading investigators to wonder if the man had been homeless. There was no identification present in the victim's pants, the personal belongings or anywhere near where the remains were found. Call the Tybee Island police department at 912 786 5600 with any information. Oct. 25, 2010: A white man was seen stepping off a dock near the Savannah Mariott Riverfront. His body was recovered three days later in the Savannah River near the 500 block nike 7 running shoes of East River Street. The man appeared to be 45 65 years old, was 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighed about 185 pounds. He had well groomed gray hair and a mustache. He was wearing a blue button up long sleeve shirt, a blue long sleeve T shirt, nike outlet burlington tan pants with a brown, woven belt, white socks and white briefs. On his feet were white Velcro athletic shoes with "H. Wright" written on the inside borders. There was a bandage over a wound on his left leg. Call the Savannah Chatham police department at 912 651 6675 with any information. Dec. 27, 2010: The skeletal remains of a white or Hispanic man were found on the edge of an unnamed lake off Tremont Road at the Interstate 16 overpass. He was believed to have been 33 42 years old and 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall. He had been dead for one to five months. The cause of death has not been determined. He was wearing a worn pair of Georgia brand work boots, overalls and a silver or stainless steel ring with crosses on it. Call the Savannah Chatham police department at 912 651 6675 with any information.