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1976 Hillsborough County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 13, 2023
  • Tampa, FL
  • January 15, 1976

Overview of 1976 Hillsborough County John Doe

The decedent's charred and dismembered torso and head were found on a conveyor belt at the Tampa city incinerator. The medical examiner told detectives the arms and lower torso had been sawed off and death occurred approximately 48 before incineration. Trash set aside for burning is fed into the fire within 24 hours of its arrival at the dump site. The remains could have been dropped off by an individual or a sanitation truck.

Estimated Date of Death: 48 hours prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Charred/burned Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available Fingerprints: Unknown DNA: Unknown

Clothing: Unknown Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 3502UMFL


  1. Date Found:January 15, 1976
  2. NAMUS Number:198
  3. Race:Black
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'10"
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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