• Male.
  • Believed to be between 45-50 years of age.
  • Caucasian, possibly Middle Eastern.
  • 5’6” – 5’7” (168 – 170cm) tall.
  • Solid build.
  • Wearing only a pair of shorts.


  • Believed that the man had been deceased for an extended timeframe. Believed to be anything from a few months and possibly as long as a year.
  • The unidentified man was located in a tidal creek.
  • The man has never been identified.
  • Cause of death is unknown however it is considered suspicious.


On Friday, 6 October 1972, the skeletal remains of an adult male were located in a tidal creek area known as Pretty Pool, near Port Hedland.  Tidal creeks are areas which are subject to the ebbs and flows of the ocean tides.

A forensic examination of the skeleton revealed that they were the remains of a well-built man, aged between 45 to 50 years. The male was wearing only a pair of shorts.

It was estimated that the length of immersion of the remains was months rather than years, however the nature of the site of where the man was located, made estimates unreliable.

This person has never been identified and the cause of his death is unknown, however it is considered suspicious.

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