On March 12, 1992, an anonymous phone call the Lyon County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous call which alerted deputies to the presence of unidentified human remains off of Sand Canyon Road, approximately one mile east of Highway 338, south of Wellington, Nevada.  To help them with this investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office requested that the Nevada DPS Investigation Division assist them in examining the crime scene and identifying the unknown victim.  Since that time, DPS detectives have continued to work this investigation, and during the last year, detectives have made significant gains in this case. With the development of new facial recognition technology, a forensic sketch artist provided DPS detectives with new images of what the victim may have looked like.  With these new images, DPS detectives are requesting that members of the public take a moment to look at them to see if anyone recognizes the individual. 

To date, the DPS Investigation Division still classifies this case as a homicide, and DPS detectives do not know the identity of the male victim.  DPS detectives describe the victim in this case as a white male adult who was approximately 35 to 50 years of age and had reddish hair, and may have stood approximately 6' to 6'4' in height. 

The DPS Investigation Division urges anyone with information regarding the possible identity of the victim to contact Detective Dani Harris at 775-684-7439 or via email at dani.harris@dps.state.nv.us.

 Sand Canyon Facial Reconstruct