Body found in Philipstown in 1985 still unidentified
Thirty-three years ago today, on April 2, 1985, a man’s body was discovered in the woods off Route 301 in Philipstown, near Canopus Lake and the Appalachian Trail. Police still don’t know who he is.
The man was white, possibly between ages 27 and 35, and about 5-feet-10-inches tall. He had brown hair. Dental records and DNA testing have not turned up any matches. He had no identification and only a few belongings, including a comb, dental floss and two laminated cards, “The Cross in My Pocket” and “God Loves CBers.”
The New York State Police continue to investigate the death. Anyone with information can contact the Wappinger Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 845-298-0952 concerning incident 3032562.Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a donation to support our work. Even $5 a month, charged automatically to your credit card, would be terrific. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community -- and pay our writers, photographers and editors for their hard work -- because of the generosity of readers like you.