In January, students at the New York Academy of Art sculpted facial re-constructions for unidentified murder victims. If you recognize them, call 212-323-1201.
In 1993, the remains of a white female who had been between 18 and 25 years old was discovered on a hillside near the Long Island railroad in Brooklyn, New York, near the intersection of Junius Street and East New York Avenue.
She had been about five feet, six inches tall with very long, dark brown hair. She remains unidentified.
Reconstruction by Charlie Boots MFA 2016
Unidentified woman, Manhattan
In 2003, the remains of a white female who had been between 16 and 21 years old were discovered in the basement of a building on W. 46th St. in Manhattan underneath a large concrete block.
It was unclear how long the remains had been there; a 1969 dimes and a 1966 Bulova watch were discovered with the remains. She had been about five feet, one inch tall. She remains unidentified.
Reconstruction by Chris Page MFA 2016
Unidentified woman, Brooklyn
In 1998, sanitation workers discovered the remains of a black female who had been between the ages of 16-23 in a wooded area of Seaview Park in Brooklyn, New York, covered with garbage.
The woman had been about five feet, five inches tall with curly black hair. She remains unidentified.
Reconstruction by Zoe Suenson-Taylor, MFA 2013
Unidentified man, Queens
In 2001, the skeletal remains of a man were discovered by New York City parks employees as they were clearing brush near Brookville Boulevard in Queens.
The man, who had been between 18-28 years old with wavy brown hair, was found with Calvin Klein jeans and a yellow metal earring.
A medical examiner couldn't determine his race. He remains unidentified.
Reconstruction by Richard Comstock MFA 2016
Unidentified man, The Bronx
In 2003, the partially mummified skeletal remains of a white male who had been between 30 and 40 years old was discovered in Soundview Park in the Bronx, just east of a east of the rear softball field.
Black and dark brown hairs were adherent to some of the bones, and he was found with medium size shorts.
He had sustained blunt force injures to the cranium, resulting in damage to the left cheek area. He remains unidentified.
Reconstruction by Tim Mathias MFA 2015
Unidentified woman, Queens
In 1991, the remains of a black female who had been between 16 and 24 years old were discovered by two fisherman on the shore of Jamaica Bay at Beach 62nd Street in Queens.
She had sustained blunt force trauma on the left side of her skull. She had gold crowns on two of her teeth and had stood about five feet, two inches tall. She remains unidentified.
Reconstruction by Carmen Bolton MFA 1991
Unidentified man, Queens
In 2014, the remains of a man, likely Hispanic, were discovered at the base of a hill near train tracks in Queens, New York. The dismembered body was found in garbage bags.
He had sustained sharp force trauma to his cranium. He had been between 20 and 30 years old and stood about five feet, seven inches tall. He remains unidentified.
Reconstruction by Joan Hooker MFA 1993
Unidentified child, Middlebury, VT
In 1935, the remains of a child were found next to the remains of a woman and another child in Middlebury, VT.
The child had suffered a gunshot wound to the cranium. The sex was indeterminate; the child was thought at first to be a boy, but DNA later found it was a girl.
She had been between 9 and 11 years of age and stood about four feet, four inches tall. She remains unidentified.
Reconstruction by class professor Joe Mullins
Unidentified woman, Middlebury, VT
In 1935, the remains of a white female were discovered next to two children in Middlebury, VT. She had suffered a gunshot wound to the cranium.
She stood about five feet, two inches tall and had been between 35 and 45 years old. She remains unidentified.
Reconstruction by Anne Bilbey, continuing education student