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{{UID_Infobox|title1=Hidalgo County John Doe|image1=99UMTX.jpg|discovered=May 8, 1992|span={{age|1992|5|8}}|sex={{M}}|location=Hidalgo County, Texas|age=17-27|race={{White}}/{{Hisp}}|height=5'8 - 5'11|pmi=1 week|cod={{ns}}}}
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{{Identified notice}}{{Identified_Infobox|title1=Benjamin Benetti|image1=BenjaminBenetti.png|discovered=May 8, 1992|span=28 years|sex={{M}}|location=Hidalgo County, Texas|age=19|race={{White}}|height=5'8 - 5'11|pmi=1 week|cod=Stabbing|missing_from=Zion, Illinois|identified=2020|disappeared=c. early May 1992|name=Benjamin Benetti}}
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'''Benjamin Benetti''' was a man found deceased in Hidalgo County, Texas.
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== Case==
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Benetti's decomposed body was discovered in Hidalgo County, Texas on May 8, 1992 by irrigation workers. It was located in a ditch north of FM 2012 near Val Verde Road. An autopsy revealed he'd been stabbed to death about a week prior to the discovery.
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Benetti was identified at some point in 2020. His mother had given her DNA sample a year or two earlier to NamUs and it ultimately proved a match to the remains discovered in Hidalgo County.
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Benetti was engaged to a 17-year old girl from McAllen, Texas at the time of his disappearance and was last spotted in the Rio Grande Valley region. A mechanic from the region called his mother about a week after his remains were discovered to inform her her son had failed to pick up his car. Benetti's fiancee claims he'd received a phone call and had to go to Mexico. His mother last saw him in March 1992 when she took his engagement photo.
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== Characteristics==
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*Reddish-brown hair.
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== Clothing==
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*Black T-shirt with ''Metallica'' inscription.
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*Black button-up pants.
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*Black belt with silver designs.
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*Black boots with silver tips, chains and buckles.
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*A pair of dark colored pants were found knotted together near the body.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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99UMTX.jpg|Reconstruction by Karen T. Taylor
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File:BenjaminBenettiLocation.jpg|Location where the remains were found.
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</gallery>
   
'''Hidalgo County John Doe''' was a man found deceased in Hidalgo County, Texas. Little information is available in the case.
 
   
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
   
* {{Doe Network|99umtx.html|Hidalgo County John Doe}}
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* {{Doe Network|99umtx.html|Benjamin Benetti}}
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*[https://www.valleycentral.com/news/rgv-true-crime-john-doe-identified-28-years-later-murder-remains-unsolved/ ''KVEO-TV'']
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{{DEFAULTSORT:Benetti, Benjamin}}
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Latest revision as of 13:31, 9 May 2021

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Benjamin Benetti was a man found deceased in Hidalgo County, Texas.

Case

Benetti's decomposed body was discovered in Hidalgo County, Texas on May 8, 1992 by irrigation workers. It was located in a ditch north of FM 2012 near Val Verde Road. An autopsy revealed he'd been stabbed to death about a week prior to the discovery.

Benetti was identified at some point in 2020. His mother had given her DNA sample a year or two earlier to NamUs and it ultimately proved a match to the remains discovered in Hidalgo County.

Benetti was engaged to a 17-year old girl from McAllen, Texas at the time of his disappearance and was last spotted in the Rio Grande Valley region. A mechanic from the region called his mother about a week after his remains were discovered to inform her her son had failed to pick up his car. Benetti's fiancee claims he'd received a phone call and had to go to Mexico. His mother last saw him in March 1992 when she took his engagement photo.

Characteristics

  • Reddish-brown hair.

Clothing

  • Black T-shirt with Metallica inscription.
  • Black button-up pants.
  • Black belt with silver designs.
  • Black boots with silver tips, chains and buckles.
  • A pair of dark colored pants were found knotted together near the body.

Gallery


Sources