On October 25, 1986, while fishing at Horseshoe Lake, two men discovered human remains. MCSO deputies responded and searched the area. A body in the advanced stages of decomposition was recovered. The body was not intact and scattered in a brushy area near the lake along with some items of clothing. No identification was found.
People from St. Paul and the surrounding area frequented Horseshoe Lake area for recreational purposes.
The date, time and cause of death has not been determined through examination of the remains or though other investigation. Based on evidence gathered during the crime scene investigation, homicidal violence is believed to have been responsible for the death.
Detectives have been unable to determine the identity of the decedent. The victim is believed to have been a Hispanic male approximately thirty years of age. A notable characteristic of the body was a number of unusual tattoos, which have been preserved and photographed.
The tattoos depict markings and images which bear no clear meaning except for one. That tattoo appears to be the name "Felix." Selected photographs of the victim's tattoos are provided below.
If you recognize the tattoos pictured or recall who wore such tattoos, please contact the MCSO Cold Case Squad.
Detectives are seeking any information that would assist in identifying the victim and also identifying the person(s) responsible for this homicide. To contact the Cold Case Squad with information, please call 503-540-8006 or 503-540-8096 or use this link to the Cold Case Squad tip form.