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1974 Ventura County John Doe

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  • Last updated: December 11, 2023
  • Oxnard, CA
  • April 4, 1974

Overview of 1974 Ventura County John Doe

The decedent, who used alias names such as "James Allen Chastain" (to his employer) and "Leroy," was found unresponsive in his hotel room by co-workers. The man had been working at a carnival for a period of time leading up to his death. Fingerprints from the body matched that of an unidentified man arrested by the Los Angeles Police on March 25, 1974.

Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Not available Fingerprints: Available DNA: Not available

Clothing: White tee shirt and blue denim pants. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Note in pocket with the name "Brad Lee Bodie," who was excluded as a possible identity for this individual.

The Doe Network Case Number: 3359UMCA


  1. Date Found:April 4, 1974
  2. NAMUS Number:9187
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'10"
  6. Weight:220 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Brown
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