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1972 Johnson County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 18, 2023
  • Johnson County, TX
  • December 11, 1972

Overview of 1972 Johnson County John Doe

A rancher found the nude and partially decomposed body of the decedent on the old Matlock Ranch, 14 miles west of Cleburne on Farm Road 1192 (now Farm Road 4). The body had two gunshot wounds, one in the chest and the other in the right forearm. The decedent had been dragged about 50 yards from a fence to a clump of trees where it was discovered.

Estimated Date of Death: 3 days prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds

Dentals: Available. Fingerprints: Unavailable. DNA: Available.

Clothing: None Jewelry: None Additional Personal Items: None

The Doe Network Case Number: 3776UMTX


  1. Date Found:December 11, 1972
  2. NAMUS Number:11445
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'6"
  6. Weight:110 lbs, estimated
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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