Stubby
Sex Male
Race White
Location Richmond, Texas
Found June 11, 1964
Unidentified for 56 years
Postmortem interval Hours - 1 day
Body condition Traumatic injuries
Age approximation 40-60
Height approximation 6'
Weight approximation 175 pounds
Cause of death Homicide

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"Stubby" is a nickname that was given by authorities to a murder victim whose torso was found in Fort Bend County, Texas.

Case

On June 11, 1964, the torso of a middle-aged or elderly white male was found on the side of a farm-to-market road in Texas. His head, hands, and legs had been cut off, and they were not located at the crime scene. There are no indications that the amputated body parts have since been located elsewhere.

An autopsy determined that the victim had died within a day of being discovered. Due to the fact that most of the remains had not been found, the exact cause of his death was not able to be determined. Despite this, authorities are certain that the decedent was murdered.

The remains were embalmed and preserved at a local morgue, and evidently, several people viewed it in an attempt to identify him. One woman who had positively identified the torso as belonging to someone she knew later retracted her statement.

The decedent was buried in 1984 at San Gabriel Cemetery in Richmond.

Characteristics

  • Black body hair.
  • Light olive complexion.
  • Due to the fact that the head was not recovered, eye color and head hair color are unknown.

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