Kolb Skeleton
UP 9860
Sex Male
Race White
Location Grand Canyon, Arizona
Found June 4, 1933

February 17, 1977

Unidentified for 43 years
Postmortem interval Years
Body condition Skeletal
Age approximation 18-22
Height approximation 6'
Weight approximation N/A
Cause of death Gunshot (suicide)
The "Kolb Skeleton" was a male found in the possession of photographer Emery Kolb in 1977. The remains had initially been found in the Grand Canyon in 1933.


The decedent may have initially been found in 1933. The remains were rediscovered after Emery Kolb's death. The exact date is disputed, occurring circa 1977-78 and/or 1980.

He was initially speculated to be Glen Hyde, who vanished in 1928, yet superimposition ruled this out.

Some sources state this decedent had died no earlier than 1972, despite the conclusion that the remains were the same depicted in Kolb's photograph.



  • The decedent's case appeared on an episode of Unsolved Mysteries in 1987.


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