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Unidentified Person

1975 Milwaukee County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 26, 2023
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • July 9, 1975

Overview of 1975 Milwaukee County John Doe

The decedent's partial remains were found in the Milwaukee River by a floating crane operator who was removing pilings from the northeast corner of the Kilbourn Avenue Bridge. The body was disarticulated at about the waist area. Both arms and legs were missing.

At the time it was believed that the body was that of a white male over the age of 30.

It was determined where the apartment building and room the key found on this individual went to but it did not lead to an identification.

Estimated Date of Death: 1973 - 1975 State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial remains with soft tissues Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available. Photographs are available. Some teeth could have fallen out. Shifting of teeth possible due to past extractions. Fingerprints: Not available DNA: Not available

Clothing: Bluish trousers, one glove, a piece of red and blue checkered material around the waist, and one blue scarf. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: A black comb. A 1973 pocket calendar from Cream City Liquor. Two safety pins. Cash - 60 cents. One Westlock key stamped #309.

The Doe Network Case Number: 1764UMWI


  1. Date Found:July 9, 1975
  2. NAMUS Number:UP7710
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:Unknown
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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