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Early in the morning of August 19, 2005, the body of a young black man approximately 16 or 17 years old was found on Wolfe Street, in downtown Baltimore. The corpse lay in a pool of blood, and was dressed in a pair of loose jean shorts over white cotton boxers, a Baltimore Ravens football jersey bearing the number 77 and the name Ortiz, a pair of white cotton athletic socks and a small gold cross on a chain around the body’s neck. The body wore no shoes, and had no wallet or other identifying possessions. Baltimore City police concluded that the young man had been just another victim of the city’s frequent violent crimes. Nobody came forth to claim or identify the body, and it was passed on to the coroner’s office for autopsy. The coroner’s report concluded that the cause of death was blood loss and trauma caused by three shots to the upper chest, one of which penetrated the heart and the other two the left lung.

So far, so normal, right? Here’s the part the official statement left out: There were, indeed, three entry wounds, but there were no exit wounds, and after a thorough search of the body no slugs or fragments were found, nor was there any heat damage. The young man had been killed by three shots to the chest, but there were never any bullets. The body was never identified.

Postscript: As of this writing, the Baltimore Ravens have never had a player who sported the number 77, or who was named Ortiz.

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  • The person formerly known as ‘Noneya’

    So. . .

    He’s from the future? Killed with a futuristic weapon and dropped off here so the murderers have no evidence against them?

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    • Endoplasmic Reticulum

      …Or he was stabbed three times with an odd sort of knife and the whole 77 thing happened by chance.

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      • Anonymous

        Or did a creature stab him in the chest without piercing his back?

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      • Anonymous

        Quiet possibly. My best bet would be he was shot with ice bullets. They do not leave fragments of any kind, as they are made out of ice. So there would be nothing left to discover. The jersey could simply be the boys favorite number and his last name. It doesn’t have to be something out of the future.

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  • YAHWEH

    It would certainly seem that way.

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    • iTiddle

      that name shouldnt be used so lightly.

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      • Anonymous

        Lol

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      • Red Blood Red Neck

        I think hes trying to say “yea well” like Cartman from South Park

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  • Ben

    @1

    Yeah, I came to the same conclusion I guess… More interesting than creepy though.

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  • Anonymous

    Has anyone seen that move, No Country for Old Men?

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  • Dr.Creepy

    Future tech an ass wouldnt you say?

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  • LMLYUT

    Honestly, I can think of several things that could have killed the guy. First off, we have the legendary ice bullets. Fire one into the meatsack and just let it melt away to nothing. Second, we have compressed air, like the kind used to put down cows at the slaughterhouse. Third, we take a leaf from CSI and assume meat bullet. Shove ground meat into a bullet mold, freeze, pack the shell and affix the bullet, keeping frozen until just before use. The meat bullet will fragment, and melt into what looks to be just another piece of shredded meat from the wound.

    Not that I’m a crime buff or anything. These are my favorite kinds of mysteries, though.

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  • ME

    LMYUT, Ice bullets and meat bullets are impossible, becuase the gasses from the gun melt them on the way out of the barrel.

    the compressed air theroy sounds right, altough im not sure how right

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  • Dru

    only problem with that is that meat bullets don’t have the same density as metal there for it wouldn’t have pernated far enough into the skin to give a fatal wound, to add to that bones are pretty hard to break, in saying that the RIB CAGE made of bone is a protect layer over the heart and lungs, and the gaps between each rip isn’t that big. Mythbusters tried this ages ago

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  • The Joker

    Did it ever occur to anyone that maybe the Ravens jersey was one of those customized ones and the kid’s named was Ortiz and he fucked loved the number 77?

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  • LMLYUT

    Meat bullets are not impossible. When one rules out all possible solutions, only the impossible remains.

    As much as the Riddler fan in me cries out, I must say that The Joker has a point here, as well. Customizable jerseys were all the rage not too long ago.

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  • Justin

    Did it ever occur to anybody that this is fucking stupid?

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  • DJLoONa

    didn’t like it
    i’d go on, but i just make some people mad with my ‘netspeak’ and opinions -_-

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  • Reptilian Liar

    Too obvious…
    And football, in MY creepypasta?!

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  • Anonymous

    Being from Baltimore this sounds like an average job from our wonderful police department. Not a creepypasta just another day in B-more lol

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  • Billy Graham

    There’s a knife on the market now that when you stick it in somebody it fires off a cartridge of compressed gas. The resulting trauma would be something like a gunshot (tissue stretched, organs damaged by pressure and a puncture wound).

    If the knife used here was a similar design, but resembled a spike, then I think we have our murder weapon.

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    • Miss Misanthrope

      Deep-sea divers use those on sharks.

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  • Nyxe

    i dont think we should be analyzing these stories too much haha

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  • Nylak

    Seriously. Nyxe. These guys ruin it with their obsessive overanalyzing. Shut up and enjoy the pasta, dorks. XD

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    • PAPUCHA

      But we can’t enjoy the pasta when there is barely anything to enjoy. Pastas like this one are supposed to give us just enough information, and then leave just enough mystery that we chew on it at night. This pasta tries to give us some sort of mystery, or creep us out, but all it does is describe a hypothetical murder scene.

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  • kj

    I think it’s just someone that bought an American Eagle hoodie.

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  • asdf

    WHO WAS BULLET?

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  • http://lolz Srsly, WTF?

    THEN WHO WAS ORTIZ?

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  • FONEWASME

    Dry ice bullits, easy one.

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  • Bunghole

    Anyone notice that it was a black dude?

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  • Meela

    I like the ending. I don’t think that the disappearing bullets were scary at all, but the bit about the player 77 not existing gave me chills!

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  • BUT WHO WAS X?

    maybe he was falcon punched?
    and srly football in MY creepypasta

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  • Testler

    maybe the bullets were removed from the body by the killers?

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