PHOENIX -- Phoenix police are using new imaging technology to try to identify a body that was found more than a decade ago.
The man's body was found in a field near Southern and 13th avenues on April 7, 2001. Phoenix police said the unidentified victim died from an overdose a couple of days earlier.
The victim was described as Hispanic, 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, wearing green jeans, a purple and black jacket, plaid shirt and a cloth necklace.
No missing person reports were ever found that matched the victim description.
The victim had very distinctive colorful tattoos over much of his body and police are hoping they will help identify him. The victim's tattoos included:
Chest: banner with flowers and names
Left chest: dolphin and a heart with the name "Claudia" and "Gabriella"
Left arm: a bird and a child with two heads and a woman
Left forearm: Virgin Mary
Left elbow: spiral design
Right shoulder: abstract design
Right deltoid: crucifix
Right upper arm: illegible script
Right forearm: jack-in-the-box with a clown head
Right forearm: two women's heads
Lower left leg: abstract design
Left ankle: coral snake
Left back: two skulls
Left back: ill-defined tattoo with what appears to be wings
Right back: ill-defined tattoo of a woman with a sombrero
A photo forensic specialist created a computer-generated three-dimensional figure of the victim that depicts some of the more distinguishable tattoos (view the photos in the gallery above).
The Phoenix Police Department is asking anyone who may know the identity of this victim to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or Crime Stop at 602-262-6151.