Overview of January 23, 1971 Carson, CA John Doe 1
On January 23, 1971, the decedent was discovered along with two other deceased Hispanic males in a Southern Pacific Freight Train boxcar at the switching area at 2442 E. Carson Blvd. in Carson, CA, crushed to death by a stack of 400 x 40-foot steel pipes that collapsed in the boxcar. This train was loaded in Midland, Texas and it was believed they hopped the train somewhere in-between then. It was estimated that they had been dead approximately two days when their remains were found.
Estimated Date of Death: January 21, 1971 State of Remains: All parts recovered; recognizable face Cause of Death: Crushed to death by steel pipes in a boxcar
Dentals: Yes Fingerprints: Yes DNA: Unknown
Clothing: Unknown Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown
The Doe Network Case Number: 3573UMCA