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Unidentified Male Discovered In Natchitoches Parish (LA) In The Winter of 2011

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Reconstruction created which shows what the man MAY have looked liked when he was alive. (Note: The reconstruction was done based on the medical examiners description and shouldn’t be the sole basis of identification.)

The unidentified man was discovered in a wooded area off of I-49 in Ajax, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana on December 22, 2011. Medical examiners concluded that he had been in that location 2 – 10 years prior to discovery. He also had a broken nose sometime during his life.

“John Doe” is described as an adult White male between the ages 35 to 50. Height and weight couldn’t be determined. DNA and Dental records are available.

FACES Case #: 11-46

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office 318-352-6432

You’re also asked to contact:

the FACES Lab.
Helen Bouzon, Research Associate, LSU – (225) 578-4761
Nicole Harris, Research Associate, LSU – (225) 578-3750

Please use the FACES Case # provided above.

There are currently two John Doe’s who were discovered in Natchitoches Parish who remain unidentified. Click here for the other unsolved case.

Murder Victim Discovered In An Arizona Desert On November 17, 2012

A composite sketch couldn’t be drawn because the victim’s remains were completely skeletal upon discovery.

Victim: Unidentified male
Date found: November 17, 2012 21:49
Location: Arivaca, Pima County, AZ

The murdered remains of an unidentified male were discovered on November 17, 2012 under a mesquite tree in a desert area east of Arivaca. His right hand and feet were not attached to his body nor were they ever located.

According to medical examiners the unidentified victim, also known as John Doe, was not recognizable because of near complete skeletal remains. They estimate his time of death occurring the same year of discovery (2012.)

The victim was wearing no clothing and had no identification on him and no one in Pima County, AZ has come forward to identify him. However, the area the deceased victim was located is known for migrant activity which gives the possibility that he wasn’t from the area, which would explain why nobody has come forward knowing who he is.

Description: Believed to be of Native American decent, between the ages 17 and 29 years. He stands roughly 5 feet 8 inches (61 in), weight  and eye color could not be determined due to decomposition. His hair color was unknown and it’s possible he was completely bald prior to his death.

Good identifying factor: The upper central incisors were winged (mesially rotated). This was likely noticeable to those who knew the victim. The lower third molars were missing before death and the upper third molars had not yet fully erupted. More information can be released by medical examiners, including DNA.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact:

Agency: Pima County Medical Examiners Office:
Phone 520-243-8600
Case Manager: Caitlin Vogelsberg
Phone: (520) 243-8600
Case Number: ML12-02790

Source:
NamUs

Picture Found In Unidentified Victim’s Wallet

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Left: Photo of little girl found in decedent’s wallet; Center: Closeup of child in photo; Center: Touched up photo. She would have been about 4 years old in picture.

Unidentified White Male

The victim was discovered on December 19, 1980 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Skeletonized Remains. Mandible missing. Most bones were recovered.

Vital Statistics

Estimated age: 50-70 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 6′ 0″; 175 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Blond and gray hair;
Clothing : Blue shirt and blue work pants. Shirt size is 16.5 x 34. Brown belt.
Dentals: Had false teeth; lower upper jaw edentulous, denture was found.

Case History

The victim was located near a construction site at Northside Parkway and I-75 in Atlanta, Georgia on December 19, 1980.
Among his possessions were numerous fragmented pieces of paper and a photograph of a young girl.
The young girl, who appears to have brown eyes and reddish hair, is about 4 years of age (she would be in her thirties in 2008, if the picture was taken sometime around 1980).
Another faded photograph had handwriting which appears to read “HR Bow dyeing and finishing, 278-3448” although this is not certain.
Fragments of a handwritten letter addressed to “Dear Dad” was singed with love from “Pam T Dwight” or perhaps “Pam + Dwight.”
Also found was a bus ticket, possibly originating in Panama City, Florida. The writing was faded and mostly illegible.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office
Investigation Section
404-730-4400
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number:
80-2267

Source Information:
Doe Network

Couple Murdered Over 35 Years Ago In S.C. Still Unidentified

 Jane Doe

Above photos are two sketches showing what both victims looked like.

The female victim a.k.a “Jane Doe”  is described as having medium length brunette hair and blue-green/gray eyes. She was about 5’5” (165 cm) weighing roughly 105 pounds (47 Kg), thin frame and was estimated to be between the ages of 18-20 years.  Jane didn’t have any surgical scar. She is described as being an attractive young woman. She had pierced ears. Her eyelashes were very long. She had two small beauty marks on her left cheek and one on the right side of her face. She also had a mole on her right calf. Her legs were unshaven. She didn’t have elaborate dental work. Her upper and lower right wisdom teeth were missing and she had fillings in all back teeth. Her front teeth probably gave an even appearance when she smiled.

The male victim a.k.a “John Doe”  is described as having brown hair and brown eyes. He was about 6 feet tall (185 cm) and 150 pounds (70 Kg). He was estimated to be in his 20’s. He has a 4” (10 cm) appendectomy scar and two 2” (5 cm) scars on his right shoulder. John Doe had very elaborate and expensive dental work with bridges and crowns. He had an acrylic or porcelain crown on the left front tooth and fillings in most upper teeth. He also had some missing teeth in top and bottom but noticeable in top back left. He was missing his lower wisdom teeth.

The couple was discovered murdered at 6.20 AM on August 9, 1976 on Locklair Road, a rural dirt road between Interstate 95 and S.C. 341 in Sumpter County, South Carolina, USA. The couple had been shot at close range several times: in the back, chest and throat and had been dead for less than 24 hours. They weren’t carrying any identification and their identities remain unidentified more than three decades later.

South Carolina map with Sumter County  John & Jane Doe, crime scene

Left: A map of SC with Sumpter County showing in the yellow – Right: The crime scene

They had no money on them when their bodies were discovered but they seemed well to do. Their skin was smooth and had olive undertone making them look as possibly from another country than USA which would explain the reason why no-one local has come forward. The pair may have been hitchhiking through the country. It has been speculated that they might be brother and sister. Any money could have been stolen from the unknown killer.

The couple were buried laying besides each other  in August 1977 in Bethel (SC) United Methodist Church cemetery under two bronze plaques reading: “Male Unknown, Aug. 9, 1976” and “Female unknown, Aug. 9, 1976”.

John Doe was wearing a red T-shirt with “Coors America’s Fine Light Beer” written on the front and “Camel Challenger GT Sebring 75” on the back, faded Levi’s blue jeans and didn’t have any underwear on. He wore a Bulova Accutron yellow gold watch, serial number H918803 on his left wrist and a 14 karat gold ring with a gray linde star stone and the initials JPF engraved inside. He also had a box of Grants Truck stop matches in one of his pocket.

When found, Jane Doe was wearing an unbleached muslin blouse, a pink knit halter top that tied in the front, cut-off Levi blue jean shorts and a pair of wedge-heeled sandals with lavender, pink and purple straps. She had no underwear on. She was wearing three silver rings resembling American Indian or Mexican costume jewelry. One had red, white and blue stones, another a feather scroll with rust and green stone an and the third was oblong black stone with three green flecks.

For more in-depth information regarding this case, click: Handsome mystery couple found murdered in South Carolina

If you have any information concerning the victims identity, please contact:

Sumter County Coroner Verna Moore
803.436.2111 (office)
803.778.3613 (beeper)

Source: meyahna.tripod & Crime Library

New Reconstruction of Pasco County John Doe Found Murdered Over 23 Years Ago

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Reconstruction of murdered man found in Dade City, Florida in the Winter of ’89

11/06/12, DADE CITY, FLORIDA  — Forensics experts from University of South Florida have teamed up with the Pasco County Sheriff’s office to recreate the face of an unidentified “John Doe” who was located deceased near an orange grove in the Winter of 1989. The reconstruction of this individual is fairly new despite the fact that his identity has remained unknown for over twenty-three years.

The remains of ‘John Doe’ were found on January 24, 1989 by an artifact hunter in Dade City, FL and authorities believe he may have been dead for up to two years prior to his discovery. According to Pasco County Police, he had been shot twice in the head and when his skeletal remains were discovered he was nothing more than bones and clothes, weathered by years in the open field.

Shoes: Together, they have been able to ascertain that John Doe was a white male between 30 and 50 Years old. He was 5'7

John Doe was wearing cowboy boots (pictured above) when he was discovered in an open field near an orange grove.

He is described as a Caucasian adult male between the ages of 30 and 50 Years old, 5’7” inches tall with long    auburn hair. He also had several tattoos which included a Confederate flag, a Nazi symbol and the initials HFD and had a pair of brown Givenchy glasses on him. 

He was wearing a ‘Black Hills of South Dakota’ sleeveless shirt with a Native American picture on the back Indian on back and wore weathered light brown cowboy boots with mismatched socks, one of the socks were white with red stripes and the other was grey with blue strips.

He was found wearing blue mechanic-type pants with the name RANDY labelled on it, which could be a big clue in identifying him.

‘We’re really looking for the public’s involvement in this case because that’s what’s going to solve it,’ Detective David Boyer from the Pasco County Police Department.

‘There’s somebody out there that once they see this photo, it’s going to bring back some memories,’ Pasco Sheriff Nocco said. ‘Somebody knows something out there.’

 

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If you have any information regarding this cold case, please contact: Detective Boyer at 352-518-5002. And for more information on the case go to:  http://www.pascosheriff.com/websmart/pasco/static/coldcases.htm
 

Zapata County John Doe Discovered 3-weeks-ago Remains Unidentified

Photo of the Rio Grande River, where John Doe was discovered. The RGR seperates Mexico and Texas  (USA.)

”John Doe” is described as a adult male who was discovered on September 15th, 2012 floating in the Rio Grande River in Zapata County, TX. Due to decomposing/putrefaction Webb County Medical Examiner were unable to identify him or create a composite photo. They were also unable to confirm his eye color but WCME did described the man as having strait black hair, being between the ages of 18-50 years old, standing 5’5” and weighing approximately 145 pounds. Race is Caucasian and ethnicity is listed as Hispanic/Latino. Probable year of death is listed as recent (2012.) Authorities believe he is a possible illegal-immigrant who drowned attempting to cross the Rio Grande River, from Mexico into the United States. He was found wearing white Tommy Hilfiger briefs. It is unknown why he was only wearing briefs and no additional clothing and if he possible had family/friends in the US who could identify him.

Webb County Medical Examiner were unable to obtain finger-prints due to the condition of the body but do have dental records. DNA samples were done at the University of Texas but test not completed. If he is an illegal, then DNA won’t be stored unless John Doe has family members legally living in the United States.

Anyone with any information on this case or who think’s they might now who this man is, please contact: Case Manager: Corinne Stern 956-772-7054

Murdered Monmouth County John Doe Still Unidentified

Murdered Monmouth County John Doe Still Unidentified

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Marlboro Police Department are engaged in a cooperative investigation regarding a murder which was discovered on April 29, 2002.

On April 19, 2002, a Marlboro family discovered a 55 gallon steel drum which had been dumped on their residential property. The steel drum had been originally located in a ravine on the property which contained a small stream. The drum was moved to the end of the driveway by family members. The family believes that the drum was placed on their property no earlier than the night of April 18, 2002.

On April 29, 2002, members of the Marlboro Police Department and the Monmouth County Health Department went to the property to remove the steel drum. The drum was found to be welded shut. Health Department officials utilized a probe to examine the interior of the drum and something solid was discovered. The Major Crimes and Forensics Units of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office immediately became involved. When the drum was opened, the body of a markedly decomposed, fully clothed adult male was discovered. No wallet or other identification was found with the body.

An autopsy performed on April 30, 2002, concluded that the cause of death was multiple sharp force injuries including a stab wound to the heart. The manner of death was determined to be homicide. It is believed that this decedent had been dead for approximately one month.

Numerous clothing items were discovered on the body. They are described as follows:

A short sleeved red, white, blue, and yellow striped golf type shirt with an inner tag reading Chaps Ralph Lauren and a size of XL. The words Chaps and Ralph Lauren are printed randomly all over the shirt.; Carhart utility or carpenter style jeans the size of which is 34×32; A pair of ankle high Chukka style black Timberland boots size 9 ½ wide; Hanes Jockey shorts, size 38; and A belt with a 3 prong belt buckle.

The decedent’s height was 6 feet and his weight is estimated to be between 140 & 150 pounds with a thin build. The decedent’s hips were very narrow and his fingers were long. Eye color was not discernible due to decomposition. Hair color is believed to have been dark brown or black and one quarter to one half inch in greatest length. Composite Sketch shows what the decedent might have looked like alive.

The decedent is believed to be a male of Hispanic/black admixture or white/black admixture. Age is estimated to be between 18 and 34.

A postmortem dental examination was performed. This examination revealed 16 upper and 16 lower adult teeth. The lower teeth are crowded in front. There are two large spaces between various upper teeth but there is no space in the middle. There is evidence of regular dental care.

Police have obtained a fingerprint from the decedent which is suitable for comparison. The fingerprint was launched through state and national fingerprint data bases with no matches found to date.

A Forensic Anthropologist with the New Jersey State Police has examined available evidence in the case. Based upon that examination, a composite sketch of what the decedent may have looked like was prepared.

Investigation has provided police with a basis to believe that the decedent may have been from central or northern New Jersey or one of the five boroughs of New York City.

Anyone with information concerning this matter is urged to call the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 732/ 431-7012 or 1 800/ 533-7443 (toll free) or the Marlboro Police Department at 732/ 536-0100

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