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Facial reconstruction created in hopes of identifying skull found in Akron

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Jul 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 20:20:25-04

The Attorney General's Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) enlisted the help of a forensic artist in hopes of identifying a man whose remains were found in Akron. 

In January 2016, a skull was found outside of an abandoned home on Marcy Street in Akron. Additional remains were later found inside the home, which had been damaged in a fire in 2012. 

A clay model of the man's face was reconstructed by a BCI forensic artist in the hopes it would help identify him.

"Someone out there knows who this man was, and we are all very hopeful that someone will see this model and notice a resemblance to a missing friend or family member," said Attorney General Mike DeWine. 

The man is believed to have been a white, between 30 and 55 years old, and about 5-foot 9-inches tall. Authorities have no leads on weight, hair and eye color. A belt, black shoes and keys were found with the remains. 

While the skull was found in Akron, authorities are unsure if the man is from the area or even from the state. Authorities have spent a year and a half investigating the case and have exhausted all leads. 

Anyone who may recognize this person is asked to contact the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2490.