Human remains found four years ago in West Manchester Township have yet to be identified, but police have released new information that might shed light on the man's identity.

West Manchester Township Police found the remains in the area of the West Manchester Mall in November 2013, and four years later, he has not been identified.

On Monday, Nov. 13, police released fresh information after additional analysis was done.

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Testing: Last year, the department sent the remains to the University of South Florida Forensic Anthropology Lab and requested analysis of bone and teeth to determine whether the man lived near where he was found.

Testing determined the man had a high presence of corn in his childhood diet, and that, in combination with an ancestry estimate, points to the man being Hispanic-American, police said.

Testing showed the man spent his early childhood in the southeastern United States, possibly north Florida, Georgia, southern parts of South Carolina, southern Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, according to a news release from police.

Officials also determined that he spent the last decade of his life in or around Pennsylvania, including Maryland, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri and Maine.

When police discovered the remains, officials determined the man had been there for three to 10 years or longer. The man is believed to have been Hispanic, between 35 and 50 years old, between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-8, with a slender build and muscular. 

Additionally, police say he had at one time had a broken nose, and he had an upper dental plate replacing several teeth.

West Manchester Township Police released two different sketches of what the man might have looked like.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police at 717-792-0514 and ask for Officer Lance Krout or Detective Sean Conway.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.


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