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Chris
Chris
Sex Male
Race White
Location Rockbridge County, Virginia
Found May 27, 1987
Unidentified for 30 years
Postmortem interval Weeks
Body condition Decomposed
Age approximation 20-40
Height approximation 5'4
Weight approximation 150
Cause of death Gunshot (homicide)
Chris was a young man found murdered in 1987 in Virginia.

Case

On May 16th, 1987, trucker John Schwartz encountered a young man at a truck stop on his way to Edison, New Jersey. "Chris" claimed he had been stranded at the truck stop for two days and was trying to get to an uncertain camping location. Schwartz offered him money in exchange for help in unloading his truck along the way, to which Chris agreed.

Upon arrival in New Jersey on May 18th, they got into an argument over payment. Chris demanded $100 and Schwartz's personal items, threatening to turn him for having an unauthorized rider. He continued to threaten Schwartz with a pocket knife throughout the following day. That evening, Schwartz pulled to the side of Interstate 81 and shot Chris twice, then disposed of the victim and his possessions.

Schwartz was convicted of the murder and died in prison.

Physical characteristic

  • He was wearing eyeglasses of a military type issue.
  • He was near-sighted.
  • He was carrying multiple items, including a metal Crucifix with a chain, casette tape, cigarette lighter and switch blade knife.
  • He struggled with spelling simple words and may have had dysgraphia (writing disorder)

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