Update on Cleo’s Facial Reconstructions

Cleo the artist

The Medical Examiner’s Office of Volusia County, Florida, has been keeping me busy with facial reconstructions. I haven’t been given express permission to publish all of the cases I’ve done, but I have found some of them posted on the NamUs website (https://identifyus.org). NamUs is the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. Considering my work is posted there, I consider it only fair that I post them here as well.

The first facial reconstruction I have for you is NamUs case UP #1120. He was found on October 1, 1995 at 500 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida. His remains were skeletal, but he is estimated to be between 36 and 45 years of age and 138 pounds. He had a healed broken clavicle.

The man was wearing a rust coloured jacket, with rust coloured running pants, a white sweatshirt, green socks and white tennis shoes.

When I did this man’s face, I couldn’t help but notice his incredibly huge teeth and surprisingly narrow skull. I made him smiling because those teeth might trigger somebody’s memory.

John Doe

If you have any inkling that you know this man, please contact the Volusia County ME’s office or the Sheriff’s Office. He is case #1995-00559.

The next facial reconstruction I have for you is a woman who was found on February 12, 1980, at 760 Pringle Road, Pt. Orange, Florida. She was 25 to 40 years old, and 5’3″ tall. She might have been a smoker. As you can see she had prominent buck teeth.

This woman was determined to be of Hispanic or Carribean ancestry, but don’t totally discount the possibility she is African American. She was found with a pair of small panties, a white bra size 36A or 36B, a long sleeve blue sweater and one silver hoop earring.

In NamUS she is case number Volusia Jane DoeUP #1308.

The next facial reconstruction of mine was featured on NamUS as case UP #1252. (If the picture looks familiar to you it’s because I had sneakily posted it with my Thanksgiving post.) This young man was found on July 4, 1984 at 2433 S. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores. Two old hotels were torn down, and that’s when his remains were discovered.

This John Doe was 21-35 years old, white, at 66″ tall. He had a healing skull fracture and no clothes or personal items. There’s not much to go on to identify him unfortunately.

John Doe

When I worked on his face I tried to figure out how and why a young man would wind up naked and dead in a seedy old hotel. Somehow my mind turned to the notion that he’d had a date with a prostitute and was mugged and murdered there. Possibly he was with the navy and was considered AWOL.

I wish I could show you all of the work I’ve done for the Volusia County Medical Examiner’s Office. I’ve just finished another one and within minutes of submitting it I was sent one more. I believe there are 5 remaining for me to do.

It’s a great and fulfilling hobby, and I thank Sgt. Pat Thoman and the ME Joe Mullin for their cooperation. They’ve been wonderful to deal with.

21 Responses to Update on Cleo’s Facial Reconstructions

  1. Bengalpuss says:

    I find it really sad that someone is found dead and nobody claims that person. The one that gets me though is the boy in a box, the police that dealt with that case are amazing guys and still want to find out who he is and who killed him, utterly heartbreaking. Well done cleo on your new facial reconstructions , lets hope somebody can put a name to these 3 unfortunate people.

  2. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Sad Indeed

    Victims of an Evil Liberal Thug and Scum Dominated Abomination of a
    Society

  3. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Indeed that is the Case when they Put the ” Rights ” of Murderers
    Rapists and Child Molesters before their Victims and Undermine
    Morality to make such Filth ” Acceptable ” when it is Clearly Not

  4. bulldoggy says:

    Good job, Cleo. It would be great if they were finally identified.

    • Bengalpuss says:

      Bulldoggy, if i don’t get another chance i’ll wish you merry xmas now for you and tully love hogan, morse and mwah x. And to all the other hellbeaster’s lol 2cute, moody, awesomeblossom and cleo merry xmas wishes early and too everybody else who’s name i’ve not put because i’d be at it all night.

  5. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Best Wishes to All over Christmas

  6. Dawn says:

    So proud of you!

  7. Jeni C says:

    I am fascinated by your talent at these facial reconstructions, Cleo. You are doing a wonderful thing in trying to help these unidentified people get justice. You are their only voice in a world that has apparently forgotten them. Merry Christmas to you, and to all the other Hellbeasters!!

  8. Nika S says:

    Cleo: I am so impressed by you. I was wondering if you could possibly take the time to do a reconstruction of the Jane Doe found on November 1, 1980, in Huntsville, Texas. She is referred to as “Walker County Jane Doe”. Here’s a link to her NamUs page with the post-mortem photos: https://identifyus.org/cases/full_report/4630

    Happy holidays!

    • cleo says:

      Hi, Nika. Right now I have five cases to do for the Volusia County ME’s office. Once I get through those I shall be pleased to look at doing one for this poor girl.

    • Bengalpuss says:

      Nika s, do you live near where the girl was found? I find it so sad that a person can be found dead and yet nobody has reported her missing and she lays for nearly 36years without any family claiming her. I hope one day she is identified and can be taken home to be laid to rest under her real name instead of lane doe.

      • Nika S says:

        Bengalpuss: No, I don’t live anywhere near the discovery spot. I found out about her case on WS about a year ago. I got really into it.

        Cleo: A huge thank you! Your efforts are much appreciated.

    • Ashton says:

      It would be amazing if that could happen! There are other postmortem photos available, Cleo, if you want to work on her.

  9. Nika S says:

    Thank you so much Cleo! Your efforts are much appreciated!

    Bengalpuss: No, I don’t live near it. I found out about her through Websleuths.

  10. moodymagic says:

    Great work Cleo hope you had a Merry Xmax

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