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1975 San Mateo County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 11, 2023
  • Woodside, CA
  • October 20, 1975

Overview of 1975 San Mateo County John Doe

A hiker discovered the partial skeletal remains of a child 300 yards up a steep and heavily wooded gully west of Kings Mountain Road about 1/4 mile south of the Huddart Park entrance. The discovery was made between October 13-19, 1975, but the remains were not recovered until October 20th. It is believed that the remains were dumped at the site. He may have been part of a migrant family working the circuit of seasonal harvests.

Estimated Date of Death: 1972 to 1974 State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton Cause of Death: Skull fracture

Dentals: Available. Extensive decay in the lower teeth suggesting the child had poor or no dental care prior to his death. Fingerprints: Not Available DNA: Not Available. Sample not retained and location of remains unknown.

Clothing: Dark blue sweater or jacket with snaps and a red/green/black/gray vertical striped liner, brown boots with three hooks and four eyelets with white oblique angled striping on soles and tranverse striping on the heels (size 7 - 7.5). The boots were missing laces. Jewelry: Wooden rosary beads with a cross pendant with a white metal clasp and "Italy" inscribed on cross. Body/corpus and some wood beads are missing and some wood beads missing. Additional Personal Items: None.

The Doe Network Case Number: 771UMCA


  1. Date Found:October 20, 1975
  2. NAMUS Number:10524
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:4'10", Estimated
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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