Mystery Man

Body found in Philipstown in 1985 still unidentified

Thirty-three years ago today, on April 2, 1985, a man’s body was discovered  in the woods off Route 301 in Philipstown, near Canopus Lake and the Appalachian Trail. Police still don’t know who he is.

A facial reconstruction of a man whose body was found in Philipstown in 1985 (NYSP)

The man was white, possibly between ages 27 and 35, and about 5-feet-10-inches tall. He had brown hair. Dental records and DNA testing have not turned up any matches. He had no identification and only a few belongings, including a comb, dental floss and two laminated cards, “The Cross in My Pocket” and “God Loves CBers.”

A police sketch of the man (NYSP)

The New York State Police continue to investigate the death. Anyone with information can contact the Wappinger Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 845-298-0952 concerning incident 3032562.


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