Deceased man remains unidentified after three decades

- The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a deceased male whose body was found in Crater Lake in 1986.

The man's body was discovered on August 3, 1986, by a group of people out at Crater Lake off FM 3983 in Conroe.

When authorities removed the body, they discovered the body had been weighed down with two cement cinder blocks that were attached to the body with electrical cord. Authorities say the man died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The body has never been identitied. In 2015, cold case detectives with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office exhumed the remains to obtain additional DNA and attempt facial approximation.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office released these details that may help someone identify the man:

  • Possible street name of “New York Billy”
  • Male / White, 20-30 years of age, 5’06 (approx.), 133 lbs, Small Build, Collar length Brown / Reddish hair, Decaying teeth
  • Tattoos: Left lower arm – professional design of small devil with painted tail; Left upper arm – poor quality design of name “Liz”; Right upper arm – poor quality design of name “Baby Dawn”; 
  • Left ear lobe pierced 
  • Clothing worn - Levis men’s denim blue jeans size 30 waist, 31 length, in good condition, brown short sleeve shirt button type, double open type pockets, and squaretail. Label inside collar had M-SS, 8-0178-25, “Wilson” written on it. Men’s white heavy athletic type socks.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call (936)538-3765 and refer to case #85-19394.

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