Cold Case: Can you identify this unknown 1983 homicide victim?

The Story: An unidentified man was killed 10 miles south of Cairo, Georgia in July of 1983. It has been nearly 38 years, but the man has never been identified.

What We Know: According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, on July 15, 1983, at about 7:15 a.m., the body of an unidentified white man was located on Highway 93 South. The man was 5’11” tall, weighed 160 pounds, had curly greyish/brown hair, and a brown mustache.

Police say they believe the man to be between 40 and 45 years old and had a full upper denture. He was wearing a white V-neck style T-shirt, blue shorts with red trim, and basketweave slip-on shoes. The man was also wearing a gold wristwatch and smoked Camel cigarettes. His death was ruled a homicide.

Early in the investigation, photographs of the victim were placed in local newspapers in an attempt to identify him. The victim remains unidentified.

What’s New?: GBI Forensic Artist Kelly Lawson has completed a color composite drawing of the victim in further attempts to identify him. The new composite is shown above.

If you recognize him: If anyone has any information about this victim, please contact the GBI Thomasville Office at 229-225-4090. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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