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1952 San Mateo County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 25, 2023
  • Half Moon Bay, CA
  • January 16, 1952

Overview of 1952 San Mateo County John Doe

The decedent was found at Miramar Beach at State Highway 1/Cabrillo Highway. His distal upper extremities, hands, and lower extremities were missing, amputated at the elbows and knees. On January 19, a leg and shoe were recovered.

Estimated Date of Death: About 20 days prior State of Remains: Decomposed Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available. Upper and lower teeth had silver fillings, some recent. Fingerprints: Not available. DNA: Not available.

Clothing: Blue Levi's jeans, brown leather Army garrison belt with a brass buckle and white underwear with red and blue stripes. Jewelry: Unknown. Additional Personal Items: Three-blade Case pocket knife. Ten keys on a heavy chain with one key for a Yale Lock and stamped with "UN58357 G F."

The Doe Network Case Number: 2406UMCA


  1. Date Found:January 16, 1952
  2. NAMUS Number:9570
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'8" to 6'0"
  6. Weight:190 to 210 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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