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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

Identity Of Dana Point ”Jane Doe” Still A Mystery Twenty-Five Years Later

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Composite Sketch Of Unidentified Woman

SEX:
Female
RACE: CAUCASIAN
DATE of DEATH:
9/20/87
AGE Est.: 18-23
EYES:
Brown
HAIR: Blond
HT:
5’3” tall (64 inches)
WT: 127 pounds
CITY FOUND: Dana
Point
LOCATION FOUND: Cliff/Beach area below Bluff Road and
Site Dr., Dana Point - Orange County, CA
DEATH CLASSIFICATION:
Possible Suicide
Physique: Slender, well
developed
FEATURES: Strawberry blond hair, mid-back length,
type “A+” blood, fair complexion, ears pierced 2X lt., 1X rt. side, prior
pregnancy or D&C, numerous dental fillings, medium tan dress w/ men’s BVDs.
blue shoes
TATTOOS/Jewelry: None/None

Clothing: She was wearing what appeared to be second-hand clothing, (also known as ”hand-me-downs’‘) including a pair of men’s underwear.

Other: Possible prior orthodontics – To see fingerprint and teeth x-rays: Click Here.

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On the morning of May 18th, 1987, a body of an unidentified Caucasian woman in her early 20′s was found at the bottom of a steep cliff in Southern California.. It appeared that the woman had fallen to her death something during the night, although it’s possible she could have been pushed.

“We weren’t sure at that point if it was an accident… or if she had been pushed. I went to the top of the cliff and there I found a small purse, a half consumed soda, and a map of Southern California.” Said Cullen Ellingburgh. A former coroner for Orange County.

The purse belonging to the unidentified woman had nothing inside it, but the map led Cullen to the last person who saw her alive:

“There was a phone number on the map. The phone number was that of a cab company.  And the cab company was contacted and they indicated they had a fare, picked up from the area and dropped off at the area of the Dana Point cliffs at about three or four that morning.”

When Cullen interviewed the cab driver, he described a woman who fit the Dana Point “Jane Doe” She had wanted to go to Laguna Beach, but didn’t have enough cash. According to Cullen, the cab driver agreed to take her as far as the money would go:

The only thing the taxi driver said was that she had very little to say other than that. She was very quiet and he didn’t notice anything really unusual about her.”

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This is the first Jane Doe that Cullen Ellingburgh was unable to Identify and he hope’s one day he can find her Identity and find out who she belong’s too.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact:

1071 W. Santa Ana Blvd.,Santa Ana, CA
92703
(714) 647-7400

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NOTE: This Jane Doe could be from anywhere, not necessarily from the United States. There have been cases of unidentified people who were later identified to be from another Country.

Who is Benjaman Kyle? The living John Doe

Who is he? This living John Doe was given the name Benjaman Kyle. He would found in 2004 laying behind a dumpster, beaten and covered with insects and when he awoke his coma he didn’t know who he was or where he came from and despite receiving National attention no one has come forward claiming to know the unidentified man.

Pictured; Unidentified amnesia victim found on August 31st, 2004 naked, beaten and covered in fire-ant bites, behind a Burger-King dumpster in Richmond Hill, Georgia (right off exit 87 of I-95) Authorities couldn’t find any identification on the living ”John Doe”, and when he woke-up after being unconscious, he didn’t remember his name, where he came from, if he got assaulted, etc. He was given the name ”Benjaman Kyle.” It is believed that he attended some type of school or education. He is intelligent, highly functioning and well-mannered with a professional demeanor. He is also in good health and speaks fluent English in a Southern accent.

 Race/Sex: Caucasian, Male

Estimated age: 50-65 years old

Approximate Height and Weight: 5’11″; 240 lbs.

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male with graying hair, receding hairline. Blue-green eyes (although some reports state he has grey-eyes.)

Marks, Scars: Two parallel surgical scars on left elbow (from reparative surgery for broken elbow that may involve pins/plates implantation). Surgical scar on front of neck appears to be from cervical discectomy. Small round scar on left side of face near chin appears to be a puncture-type wound but believes it may be related to former tooth abscess. No tattoos. No body piercings.

Medical: Blinding cataracts in both eyes may have resulted from prolonged exposure to sun while unconscious prior to being found and brought to hospital.

Fingerprints: On file with the FBI in Savannah, Georgia.

Dentals: Three teeth missing from upper front and one tooth missing from upper right side of mouth. Not known whether dental problems occurred after or as result of mugging in August of 2004.

Recent photo of Benjaman Kyle

Benjaman talk’s of memories, some vague, some very detailed, but it seem’s any and all memories of the unidentified man, stop’s in the mid-80′s.

He cannot remember his name or any other identifying information. He does however, vaguely remember a few things from his past like memories of Indianapolis as a child, including the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, the Woolworth’s on the Circle, and the Indiana Theater showing movies in Cinerma. He remembers Crown Hill Cemetery, though not its name; the Scottish Rite Cathedral and the White River when “it was mostly just a dumping ground.” He also remembers grilled cheese sandwiches for a quarter and glasses of milk for a nickel at the Indiana State Fair. More specific memories place him in Indianapolis between at least 1954 and 1963. The earlier date is based on his recognition of the Fountain Square Theater,but not the Granada Theater in the Fountain Square area of town. The Granada closed in the mid 1950s. The later date is based on his recollections of a 2% retail sales tax that was enacted by the State of Indiana in 1963,and that the popular WLS Chicago radio station disc jockey Dick Biondi left the station that year over management issues.

Kyle also has memories of the area around the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has detailed memories of the subscription the library has to Restaurants & Institutions. He also remembers the Round the Corner Restaurant on the Hill, and the Flatirons and The Fox Theater near the Boulder campus. This places Kyle in the Denver-Boulder area in the late 1970s to early 1980s.In an interview with Channel 7 News in Denver, Kyle reported having memories of the controversy surrounding the construction of mass transit in Denver, at a time when the city still had no financing to proceed. Although the mass transit system in Denver went into operation in 1994, public debate over the construction of the system dates back to about 1980, consistent with the time period of the other memories that Kyle has about Denver and Boulder.

More specific memories of Boulder place Kyle there between 1976 and 1983. The earlier date is based on his memory that he arrived during the construction of the Pearl Street Mall in the downtown area, and shortly after the Big Thompson Canyon flood that occurred on July 31-August 1, 1976. The later date is based on the year that the King Soopers grocery store chain merged with Kroger.

During an October 16, 2008 interview on the television show of Dr. Phil McGraw, he recollected some minor memories he has, such as having brothers, being 10 years older than Michael Jackson (giving him a possible birth date of August 29, 1948), being around restaurant equipment, and that he attended a Catholic School.Through hypnosis, he has recalled a partial Social Security number 3X5-44-XXXX, consistent with numbers assigned in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana during the 1960s.

Benjaman Kyle has an unusually detailed knowledge of restaurant operation and food preparation equipment, leading to the belief that he may have once worked in these industries.

Still-Shot photo’s of Benjaman Kyle as a guest on the Dr. Phil TV-show. (Episode called ”Who am I?”)

 Ben’s case has been aired on local and national news. He has participated in Interview’s and talk-shows and was even a guest on Dr. Phil, in an episode called “Who am I?” which was aired October 16th, 2008, it again re-aired on December 31st, 2008. But as of September, 2012.

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Thanks to FTDNA this kit along with others were upgraded. He currently has, at 37 markers – Y-DNA, 1 genetic distance 2 match, 2 genetic distance 3 matches, 2 genetic distance 4 matches and 1 genetic distance 5 match. At 67 markers he has 1 genetic distance 5 match. All of his 37 and 67 marker matches are with the surname Powell. His predicted Haplogroup is R1b1b2.

Click here to join a Facebook page dedicated to finding the true identity of Benjaman Kyle.

Deceased Male Found In Texas Last Month Still Unidentified

Photo won’t show, to view photo, click case report and scroll down: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/full_report/10560  

The unidentified male was apparently sleeping in a wooded area behind 1108 N. Interstate 35 in Hays County, located in San Marcos, Texas. A work crew working in the area found the decedent in the dirt road, apparently run over by one of the trucks. The decedent carried a handmade ID with the name of James Summers. A fingerprint matched a person by the name of Thomas Stone, which possibly could be an alias.

Date Found: August 10th, 2012

Year Of Death: Victim died in 2012, day and month is unknown.

Gender/Race: Caucasian male

Estimated Age: Adult – 60-years (with 60-years being the maximum age of the unidentified victim.)

HT/WT: 5’7”, weighing approximately 115-pounds.

Physical Description: Strawberry Blond hair, blue eyes, he also had a mustache with a goatee like beard. He had a 3cm scar on his right shoulder, 2cm scar above left-buttock, 2cm scar in middle of his lower back. Teeth is in poor-condition, missing teeth.

Clothing: The UI male was wearing a white short-sleeved t-shirt, blue jeans with a black belt. He was also wearing black Nike sneakers. A white and/or grey shoelace was tied around the top part of his head.

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