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1965 San Bernardino County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 27, 2023
  • Adelanto, CA
  • May 2, 1965

Overview of 1965 San Bernardino County John Doe

Partial skeletal remains were found by a hiker 7 miles north of Airbase Road on Highway 395 in the Shadow Mountain area. The remains were scattered over a wide area along with remnants of personal clothing, a knapsack, rifle, and a pick and a sluice pan, the likely trademarks of a gold seeker. One or both limbs and one or both hands were not recovered.

Estimated Date of Death: 1-5 years prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Unknown Fingerprints: Unavailable DNA: Unknown

Clothing: Found on the decedent: white cotton socks, garters attached; black high-top Thorogood by Wein 4 eyelet work shoes, size 8.5. Found scattered around scene: Gray or dark blue cloth jacket; cotton sun tan Penny's shirt, Penny's Big Mac trousers, size 34x30; black leather belt; Penny's Towncraft long underwear top, size 44; Penny's long underwear bottoms; brown felt Adam hat, size 7.25 Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Knapsack; pick; sluice pan; .22 caliber Winchester rifle, model 02; envelope with writing on front: "My ticker is getting bad." "Eds. Baker" Sen Jas(a)..." and on back: "Rust Proff Gesoleite Magazine - P.O. Box".

The Doe Network Case Number: 3580UMCA


  1. Date Found:May 2, 1965
  2. NAMUS Number:8679
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'8"
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Strawberry blond
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