Man From the Woods
Sex Male
Race Black
Location New Lenox, Illinois
Found December 2, 1984
Unidentified for 35 years
Postmortem interval 12 hours
Body condition Recognizable face
Age approximation 60 - 80
Height approximation 5' 9
Weight approximation N/A
Cause of death Not stated

"Man from the Woods" is the nickname given by authorities to a man found in New Lenox, Illinois.


The man's body was found near Gougar Road and Route 6 in New Lenox, Illinois. It was believed that he likely died elsewhere and was carried to where he was found. He was later buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Lemont, Illinois.


  • Gray hair, neatly trimmed, 2" in length.
  • Brown eyes.
  • He had phenothiazine metabolite (tranquilizer) in his system.
  • His lack of muscle mass and body fat indicate severe illness or starvation.
  • He was missing all of his teeth with the exception of two. Both were fanged and elongated.


  • Gray knee length, top coat.
  • White and gold cardigan sweater.
  • Yellow, long-sleeved shirt.
  • "Black Jack" blue jeans.
  • Underwear, size 42.
  • Slip-on canvas shoes.


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