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1972 Orange County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 29, 2023
  • Anaheim, CA
  • January 1, 1972

Overview of 1972 Orange County John Doe

At approximately 3:35 a.m. the decedent was found on the I-5/Santa Ana Freeway northbound lanes. It is believed he jumped or fell from the Euclid overpass and was struck by about 15 vehicles, none of which stopped. One motorist, who didn't hit the decedent but did stop, said he first saw the decedent in midair, falling into the northbound lanes. The decedent wasn't wearing shoes and no shoes were recovered at the scene. The puzzle type ring worn on the decedent's right pinky finger was originally sold as a 4-piece set. The decedent was only wearing one piece of the set. The decedent's blood type is O+ and he is described as well-developed and well-nourished.

Estimated Date of Death: Minutes prior State of Remains: Traumatic injuries Cause of Death: Struck by multiple vehicles

Dentals: Available; Alloy fillings #2, 3, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 30, 31 Fingerprints: Available DNA: Unknown

Clothing: Brown velour jacket (see photo); brown brushed cotton Viceroy Jeans trousers (see photo); white and lavender floral shirt (see photo); wide brown leather belt Jewelry: White gold puzzle type ring worn on the decedent's right pinky finger and white metal ring with inlaid floral design worn on the decedent's left pinky finger (see photo) Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 3615UMCA


  1. Date Found:January 1, 1972
  2. NAMUS Number:7647
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'11"
  6. Weight:180 to 200 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Auburn
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