Tampa Bay Cold Case Project | CASE 6

Blue Polo

    On April 2, 1999, the St. Petersburg Police Department (SPPD) received a call about a man who jumped from the end of pier. SPPD found the body of a deceased black male individual a short time later. The decedent was found in the water just below the St. Pete Pier, at the end of 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, Florida, yet his identity remains unknown.

    The black man was approximately 21-35 years old, around 5’5” tall, and weighed about 132 pounds. His hair was short with some frontal balding and he was clean shaven. His eyes were brown but no obvious scars or tattoos were found on his body.

    The man was wearing a blue polo-styled shirt, tan pants, a brown belt, and black dress shoes. He had all of his teeth, except for his last bottom right molar, and had fillings on eight teeth. An artist’s rendering was made of the man’s face with the hope that someone would recognize this man.

    If you have any information regarding the identity of this individual based on the above description and/or the facial reconstruction, please contact the St. Petersburg Police Department. Contact Investigator Brenda Stevenson in the Homicide Division at 727-893-7164.

    If you are looking for a missing person, contact The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) at www.NamUs.gov. NamUs is an online source that enables the public to search for as well as enter information about missing individuals. Many families have found their missing loved one by searching the site for unidentified individuals.
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