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Unidentified Person

1973 Los Angeles County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 29, 2023
  • Wilmington, CA
  • February 5, 1973

Overview of 1973 Los Angeles County John Doe

The victim was found nude in a ditch beside the Terminal Island Freeway at the Pacific Coast Highway. He is believed to be a victim of serial killer Randy Kraft. Kraft kept a "scorecard" of his victims, one of which was referred to as "Wilmington." The unidentified male had been sodomized with a brown sock, which the suspect commonly did to his victims. At least two other Kraft victims remain unidentified, 2475UMCA and 1281UMOR. About twenty more remain unrecovered, such as Paul Joseph Fuchs He killed up to 67 victims between 1971 and 1983.

Estimated Date of Death: 1-2 days prior State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation

Dentals: Available. Several fillings in teeth. Fingerprints: Available. DNA: Not available.

Clothing: One brown sock. Jewelry: None. Additional Personal Items: None.

The Doe Network Case Number: 1155UMCA


  1. Date Found:February 5, 1973
  2. NAMUS Number:4465
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'7 to 5'8"
  6. Weight:138 to 143 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Brown
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