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1974 St. John's County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 3, 2023
  • Ponte Vedra, FL
  • May 3, 1974

Overview of 1974 St. John's County John Doe

The decedent was located at the Atlantic Ocean beach, 1000 yards south of Ponte Vedra Inlet, in St. John's County, Florida on May 3, 1974. He had been seen earlier in the day sleeping in some bushes on the side of the road. Witnesses on the beach saw him walking into the water, fully clothed. He was pulled to shore by witnesses but was already deceased.

Additional Information:

Estimated Date of Death: May 3, 1974

State of Remains: Recognizable face

Cause of Death: Drowning

Dentals: Not available. Edentulous.

Fingerprints: Not available. Fingerprints were originally obtained but were determined to be insufficient for comparison purposes.

DNA: Unknown.

Clothing: Green trousers, blue short-sleeved shirt (first closure is a snap not button); belt; blue socks; blue sneakers (size 7-1/2).

Jewelry: Unknown.

Additional Personal Items: Unknown.

The Doe Network Case Number: 1022UMFL


  1. Date Found:May 3, 1974
  2. NAMUS Number:784
  3. Race:White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'7"
  6. Weight:157 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Sandy
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