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CSI Technology Sought To Solve Maury Co. Death Case


COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Police hope new technology in forensic science helps solve a mysterious death from nearly 20 years ago.

A face reconstructed from a human skull could help identify the victim.

Detectives hope creating a computer image will help them determine if the man died from murder.

A forensic scientist at the University of Tennessee reconstructed the face of a man found in the Duck River. A computer was used to create the images based on human bones.

Two fishermen spotted a partially-decomposed body tangled in some debris in the river. A missing person's report wasn't filed and no identification was found near the body.

Police hope someone will recognize the reconstructed face of an African-American man age 27-45.

Anyone who recognizes him is urged to call the Maury County Sheriff's Office.  

According to 1989 news reports, the body was weighed down with rocks so it's possible the person drowned.

Police have not classified the case as a murder investigation.

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