Was Dead Hitchhiker from Connecticut?

 It was October 18th 1984 near the small town of Malvern, Arkansas. An Unidentified white male died as a result of a car accident when the vehicle he was in landed in a body of water. The other occupant of the car (the owner) managed to get out safely. The victim had been under water for as long as 30 minutes and died two days from his injuries. His name is not known and it is believed he had been hitchhiking when he was picked up by the owner of the vehicle in Louisville, Kentucky. The owner of the car was driving to Houston, Texas and allowed the hitchhiker to come along. During the drive, the owner of the vehicle allowed the victim to drive while he (the owner) went to sleep. Shortly after the victim took the wheel, the two got into a car accident.

The deceased is a White male 5’8″; 167 lbs and around the ages of 25 to 35 years. He had medium to dark brown hair which measured about 6 inches in length. The deceased also had a bushy, brown beard, brown eyes a small circular scar on his left ankle. Found on him were: Brown boot shoes; a pair of red, black and white sweat socks sized M8; a cut brown sweater; 28 x 32 Corduroy trousers; and multicolored long sleeved shirt ” John Henry ” (his neck size was 14 1/2 inches (32-33)). There is a belief that he may have been from the New Haven, Connecticut area. He may have also been trying to get to California. If anyone has any information as to who please contact the Hot Spring County Coroners Office at 501-732-0561 . You can email them at chris.edwards@crimelab.arkansas.gov.

To see a post-mortem photo of the unidentified please click here. Picture is not gory but still could be disturbing to some.

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