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Using composite sketches, Pasco deputies hope to identify remains of two men found in woods

A forensic anthropologist studied their bones, and now the identities of two men — their remains found in woods on opposite sides of the county — have a chance of being discovered.

Dr. Erin Kimmerle, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida, created composite sketches at the request of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The first body was discovered on the afternoon of Nov. 20 near a homeless camp close to the USA Flea Market at U.S. 19 and State Road 52 in Port Richey. People noticed buzzards circling and found the remains in the woods. Sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said the body had been there for one to two weeks.

The man might have been homeless, Doll said. He is believed to have been white and about 50 years old, if not older.

He had one tooth, and he had several old fractures in his nose, which looks crooked in his composite sketch.

Doll would not say whether detectives think the man was murdered, but he did say, "We suspect foul play."

The second body was found by hunters about 4:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in a forest near County Road 54 and Chancy Road in Zephyrhills.

Investigators think that man was white and at least 35 years old.

He died between five and 20 years ago, Doll said. The bones are so old that no immediate cause of death was apparent, so it is unknown whether the case is a homicide.

The remains of both men are being analyzed at the Medical Examiner's Office, Doll said. He is urging people who think they might know the identities of the men — and what might have happened to them —to call the Pasco Sheriff's Office at (727) 844-7711.

Erin Sullivan can be reached at esullivan@sptimes.com or (727) 869-6229.

Using composite sketches, Pasco deputies hope to identify remains of two men found in woods 02/19/10 [Last modified: Saturday, February 20, 2010 4:02pm]
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