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1972 New Castle County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 20, 2023
  • Minquadale, DE
  • March 12, 1972

Overview of 1972 New Castle County John Doe

Two boys found the decedent's skull on the Christiana River bank behind the Ellis Drive-in Theatre. The boys took the skull to a nearby convenience store and called the police. Investigators found most of the bones near the high-tide line under two rotten sheets of plywood.

Estimated Date of Death: 1960-1972 State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available. Large mandibular tori present on lingual of both right and left lower jaw. Evidence of moderate periodontal disease especially around the distal of the lower left 1st molar #19. Skull is at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Fingerprints: Not available DNA: Not available

Clothing: None Jewelry: None Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 1729UMDE


  1. Date Found:March 12, 1972
  2. NAMUS Number:6235
  3. Race:Unknown
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'6" to 5'8"
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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