Authorities unveil forensic facial reconstruction from skull found outside abandoned home

AKRON, Ohio — Authorities in Akron Friday unveiled a forensic facial reconstruction from a skull found outside an abandoned home 18 months ago.

Investigators say the skull was found near a Marcy Street home on Jan. 8. Additional remains were later found inside the home, which had been damaged in a fire in 2012.

The clay facial reconstruction model was created by a forensic artist in hopes it will lead to the identification of the remains.

He was estimated to be 5’9″ tall, but his weight, hair and eye color are unknown.The man is believed to have been white and between 30 and 55 years of age.

Items such as the hairstyle are the artist’s estimations and should not be considered significant markers for identification.

Several items were found with the remains, including clothing, a belt, black shoes and keys.

“Someone out there knows who this man was, and we are all very hopeful that someone will see this model and notice a resemblance to a missing friend or family member,” said Attorney General DeWine in a release.

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2490.

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