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1972 Los Angeles County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 29, 2023
  • Hacienda Heights, CA
  • November 5, 1972

Overview of 1972 Los Angeles County John Doe

On November 5, 1972, a resident discovered the body of a young man lying in a ravine in the 2900 block of Athel Drive of Hacienda Heights at 09:53 a.m. A neighbor heard gunshots and screams nearly eight hours earlier. The body was reported lying about 20 feet down the roadway. There was also blood on the street. The man died of multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at scene.

Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot

Dentals: Not available. Fingerprints: Available. DNA: Available.

Clothing: Blue denim Levi jean jacket with a zipper-down front; a pink t-shirt; blue bell bottom, Oshkosh brand jeans with flared legs, with “PEACE” embroidered on the bottom left leg and “LOVE” embroidered on the bottom right leg; brown belt; blue flowered boxer shorts and brown leather boots. Jewelry: Small yellow metal earring containing a Peace symbol, and a white metal chain with black rosary beads around his neck. Ring with white metal band. Additional Personal Items: A pair of yellow metal framed eyeglasses was found near the scene and may also have belonged to the decedent.

The Doe Network Case Number: 865UMCA


  1. Date Found:November 5, 1972
  2. NAMUS Number:3650
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:6'0" to 6'3"
  6. Weight:195 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Brown or blonde with some graying
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