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1968 Los Angeles, CA John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 27, 2023
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • February 9, 1968

Overview of 1968 Los Angeles, CA John Doe

The vdecedent was surprised by police officers during an alleged attempted burglery at 3870 S. Normandie Avenue at 5:13 AM on February 9, 1968. The unidentified male hid inside of a trash bin and tried to flee the scene when ordered to come out. One officer fired as the male attempted to climb a fence and the second officer fired, assuming he was being shot at. It is not known which shot killed the decedent, and there is no information confirming the ruling the manner of the male's death. Investigation revealed he possibly used the name "Randolph Houser" while alive.

Estimated Date of Death: Minutes prior State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Shot by police

Dentals: Unknown Fingerprints: Available DNA: Not available.

Clothing: Avocado-green sweater, two-tone green knit turtleneck shirt, navy blue serge pants, olive green acetate socks, reverse hide high-top soled shoes, light brown belt, and white boxer shorts. Jewelry: Unknown. Additional Personal Items: Unknown.

The Doe Network Case Number: 1391UMCA


  1. Date Found:February 9, 1968
  2. NAMUS Number:16394
  3. Race:Black / African American
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:6'3"
  6. Weight:156 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Black
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