Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Rare shoe may help identify human remains: New Zealand
Police are checking missing person files after a headless skeleton was found in the garage of a vacant Auckland property recently. The bones were found by contractors demolishing a house on Barrack Rd in Mt Wellington. The house has been empty for more than a year and police believe the remains were put there after the former residents moved out. No cause of death had yet been established and there was no sign of injury or natural disease in the remains. The autopsy further revealed the man was 1.57m to 1.64m tall, but his age and date of death were not known. Among the his effects was a pair of limited edition shoes which were available for only a short time in 2007. The Converse Chuck Taylor 'product red' styled shoes have the top lace eyelet red. Police believe this may help identify the mystery man.