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1964 San Bernardino County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 26, 2023
  • Colton, CA
  • June 18, 1964

Overview of 1964 San Bernardino County John Doe

The decedent's body was located in a hobo camp near the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks in Colton.

Estimated Date of Death: 10-14 days prior State of Remains: Decomposed Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Not available. Edentulous except for one lower molar (unknown if right or left). Head (frontal sinus) x-rays are available. Fingerprints: Not available. DNA: Available.

Clothing: Gray plaid shirt, two pairs of gray or green pants, brown lace boots, blue socks, gray cap, tan jacket. Other clothing was present at the scene but no description is available. Jewelry: Found at the time of exhumation for DNA (April 15, 2011) was an open-face, railroad-style Hamilton Watch Company (Lancaster, PA, Model 992 Serial #1233971, Manufactured 1915). The watch case was manufactured by Illinois Watchcase Co. - Spartan (serial #958339). Inside the back cover of the cases were two etched number/letter groups which appear to be as follows: "M11374H" and "P249-8" - the obscured numbers may be "7" and "2". Additional Personal Items: A leather key case bore the initials "W.D.P."

The Doe Network Case Number: 1628UMCA


  1. Date Found:June 18, 1964
  2. NAMUS Number: 8678
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'6" to 5'8"
  6. Weight:140 to 160 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Gray, balding
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