Graveside Service for Unknown Man 01 Nov 12

The remains of an unknown man will finally be laid to rest on All Saints Day, today (Thursday) in Hutchinson.

A public graveside ceremony is being held at Hutchinson’s Oakland Cemetery at 1 this afternoon.

The identity of the man is still unknown however, an investigation that took some time answered only some basic questions.

The man’s skeletal remains were shipped to Hutchinson from Kentucky sometime before 1960 and lay in a small box in a shed at the Oakland cemetery until an investigation was initiated in 2002.

The results indicate the remains to be a male, 40 to 55 years old, most likely of white (European) ancestry, 5′ 2” to 5′ 9” tall, evidence of arthritis, spina bifida, and a fracture near the wrist. Results also indicate the man had an active and physical life. Newspaper clippings were also found in the box from the 1940′s.