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1975 Riverside County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 11, 2023
  • Mecca, CA
  • October 4, 1975

Overview of 1975 Riverside County John Doe

The victim was discovered in the All American Canal on October 4, 1975, in Mecca, California. He was killed from a blow to the head. A rope, connected to an iron weight, was subsequently tied around his neck. He was then placed in the canal. The canal was controlled by a series of gates; the closest was about eight miles from where the body was found.

Estimated Date of Death: 3-7 days prior. State of Remains: Decomposed Cause of Death: Homicide by beating

Dentals: Available. Fingerprints: Unknown. DNA: Unknown.

Clothing: Blue denim pants and a white T-shirt. Jewelry: Unknown. Additional Personal Items: Unknown.

The Doe Network Case Number: 2432UMCA


  1. Date Found:October 4, 1975
  2. NAMUS Number:7204
  3. Race:White and/or Hispanic
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:6'0"
  6. Weight:185 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Dark brown
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