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Do you recognize this man? Public's help sought to ID remains found in shed

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Officials have released an artist's rendering of a man whose partially skeletonized remains were found in a shed in Rosemount in 2014, hoping someone will recognize him.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Officer released the renderings Tuesday, noting the FBI helped perform a facial reconstruction using information from the man's biological profile to create the images.

Investigators have been trying to identify the man since his remains were discovered on Sept. 29, 2014, in a decommissioned railroad switching shed near the intersection of 146th Street and Burnley Avenue West.

Police believe he may have been missing since October 2013, noting he was likely living in the shed at the time of his death.

After discovering the remains, Rosemount police canvassed the area near the shed, but didn't have any luck identifying the man. The medical examiner's office also completed a full forensic analysis of the remains, and in 2015, it entered the information into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System and the Combined DNA Index System, but they still don't have an ID.

Investigators also released more information about the man and the personal property he had with him, hoping it sounds familiar to someone.

According to the medical examiner, he was a white man, roughly 30-50 years old, had long brown with grey hair and wore a hoop earring in his left ear.

He didn't appear to have any distinguishing marks or tattoos, but the medical examiner says there's evidence of healed nasal bone fractures and arthritis.

The man wore clothes that were sizes XL and XXL, with a belt size of 29 inches. The man was wearing a Wilson Leather Open Road motorcycle jacket (similar to the one pictured below) and metal framed Boardroom Classics glasses.

He carried a knife sheath, with a hand-carved eagle with swords and a confederate flag. The medical examiner says there were "several discernible initials" on the sheath, including: RMK, LLW, DIS, DCS, ME, MJC, PSM, DHT, LLC and JLB.

The medical examiner's office told BringMeTheNews the man's cause of death is listed as undetermined.

If anyone recognizes the person in the artist's rendering or if the descriptions of the man's property sound familiar, they are asked to call the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office at 612-215-6300.

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