CRIME
01/25/2012 01:13 pm ET Updated Mar 27, 2014

Bust Of Victim, Created By Gwinnett County Police, May Help Crack Satellite Boulevard Murder Case

Authorities in Georgia are hoping a bust created from the remains of an unidentified man will prompt someone who knew him to come forward.

All Gwinnett County authorities know about their John Doe is that he is an adult male, believed to be between 20 and 40 years old and Hispanic. Investigators are using the state's DNA program, but thus far have not come up with anything.

The victim's skull, arms and leg bones were found earlier this month in a heavily wooded area of Buford, a city located about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta. The location is not far from the Mall of Georgia.

"A civilian contacted us and let us know they had found some human bones," Corporal Edwin Ritter, of the Gwinnett County Police Department, told The Huffington Post.

"The medical examiner determined that these bones came from a [previously found] torso," Ritter said.

The dismembered torso was found in July 2009. It was found near Satellite Boulevard in Buford, which is about five miles from Brown Road, where the skull and other bones were found. An examination of the torso revealed the victim had been deceased for about a week prior to the discovery.

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Georgia John Doe

Gwinnett Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Carole Terry told local news outlet WXIA-TV that her agency was able to determine a cause of death. However, because the case is still open, authorities are not divulging how the victim died. Terry would only say that the victim was dead prior to dismemberment.

"There is no doubt it was a homicide," Ritter told HuffPost.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation facial reconstruction artist Marla Lawson created the 3-D sculpture of the man from the shoulders up.

Anyone who thinks they recognize the victim or may have relevant information in the case, is asked to contact the Gwinnett County Police Department at 770-513-5300.

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