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1974 Marin County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 4, 2023
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • September 26, 1974

Overview of 1974 Marin County John Doe

Who is 1974 Marin County John Doe?

Human hair was found with the remains. The victim's skull, ribs and vertebrae were found in Mill Valley, California in 1974. His skeletal remains were found near the Mill Valley Golf Course. There were no signs of burial, no signs of abuse or malnutrition, no obvious clues about how he died. The remains were originally thought to be female, but DNA shows that the victim was a male.

Additional Information:

Estimated Date of Death: 1972 to 1974

State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only

Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available. Gray-blue discoloration to teeth, possibly due to the use of antibiotics or tetracyclines

Fingerprints: Not Available

DNA: Available

Clothing: Olive-green windbreaker or ski coat with hood, green and white stripped knit-type shirt and a blue T-shirt (all children's size)

Jewelry: Red lady bug 1/2 inch stick pin

Additional Personal Items: None

The Doe Network Case Number: 626UMCA


  1. Date Found:September 26, 1974
  2. NAMUS Number:11847
  3. Race:Unknown, possibly white
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:Unknown
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Brown
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