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January 23, 1971 Carson, CA John Doe 1

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  • Last updated: March 29, 2023
  • Carson, CA
  • January 23, 1971

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


  1. Date Found:January 23, 1971
  2. NAMUS Number:3000
  3. Race:Hispanic / Latino
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height: 5'5"
  6. Weight:130 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Black
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