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1974 Santa Cruz County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 4, 2023
  • Aptos, CA
  • July 14, 1974

Overview of 1974 Santa Cruz County John Doe

The decedent was located in a remote, deeply wooded area off of Valencia Road, near Aptos.

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

Dentals: Available. All teeth present with no dental work. Fingerprints: Not available. DNA: Available.

Clothing: Purple or blue crushable hat (similar to a fisherman’s hat), long-sleeve shirt with "Mickey Mouse" and a flower design, jockey underwear, brown corduroy pants, brown belt (size 32) with a silver buckle, and brown leather workboots. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Black straight comb.

The Doe Network Case Number: 2426UMCA


  1. Date Found:July 14, 1974
  2. NAMUS Number:3057
  3. Race:White and/or Hispanic
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'5" to 5'8"
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Auburn
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