The 1992 LA Riots was caught on national television for the world to see. It started after the acquittal of three white and one hispanic police officer in a criminal trial. A videotape had captured the brutal beating of Rodney King, a black motorist who led police on a high speed chase and resisted arrest in March of 1991. King’s two passengers in his car were not abused in any way. What followed after the verdict was nearly a billion dollars in damage. Over two thousand injuries and 53 homicides, 22 of which are still unsolved today. One that still puzzles police is that of a possible 35 year old white male named John Doe 80. He stood just under 5 feet tall and weighed 117 pounds. His body was found May 2, 1992 in a Pep Boys on S. Vermont Avenue that had been gutted by a fire during the riots. He had suffered a fractured skull and had succumbed to smoke inhalation. Police believe that he may have been punched and knocked unconscious. His remains were charred but it is known that he had brown hair. He also had all of his teeth that had no fillings as well as two that were peg shaped. If you have any information about who this victim might be please contact the Los Angeles County Coroners Office at 323-343-0512. For information about other unsolved murders during the LA Riots, please visit If you have information about who may have killed John Doe 80 please contact the Los Angeles Police Department at their anonymous tip line at 1-877-LAPD 24-7 (1-877-527-3247).