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1974 Pacifica, CA John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 4, 2023
  • Pacifica, CA
  • February 10, 1974

Overview of 1974 Pacifica, CA John Doe

This human torso was discovered on the beach by two individuals near Pacheco Street while walking their dog. The individual was wrapped up in a bundle, and was missing their hands, feet, and head. The death and dismemberment of this man was later attributed to the "Death Angels", a group of men who committed a string of murders in and around San Francisco from 1973-1974. According to an informant, this man was a homeless individual who was kidnapped from Ghirardelli Square, and was subsequently tortured and murdered by the killers. He is also known as John Doe #169

Estimated Date of Death: 2 months prior State of Remains: Skeletal with small amounts of tissue Cause of Death: Homicide

Dentals: Unknown Fingerprints: Unknown DNA: Unknown

Clothing: Blue Levis Strauss jeans, white brief-type underwear Jewelry: None. Additional Personal Items: None.

The Doe Network Case Number: 3359UMCA


  1. Date Found:February 10, 1974
  2. NAMUS Number:10587
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:Unknown
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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