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1971 Milwaukee County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 26, 2023
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • September 11, 1971

Overview of 1971 Milwaukee County John Doe

On September 11, 1971, a fetus at 7-1/2 months gestation was found dead in an alleyway trash can near 2436 West Kilbourn Avenue by a man rummaging through the trash.

He had been wrapped in a towel labeled "YMCA" and then placed in a dark green Kohl's paper bag.

Found near his body was a red rubber catheter, 42.3cm long, 6mm in diameter, and marked Davolater.

Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Unavailable Fingerprints: Unknown DNA: Unknown

Clothing: None Jewelry: None Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 3769UMWI


  1. Date Found:September 11, 1971
  2. NAMUS Number:9575
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:1'3"
  6. Weight:2 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Brown
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