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1977 Jefferson County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 17, 2023
  • Morrison , CO
  • February 13, 1977

Overview of 1977 Jefferson County John Doe

Hikers discovered the victim's body in a military-type, mummy-style sleeping bag, about 100 feet over the embankment from US Highway 285, one mile south of Colorado Highway 8. An investigation revealed that in mid-December 1976, a man had come to the door of the nearby Twin Forks Motel in Tiny Town asking to use a phone to obtain a ride to Littleton. He had several minor cuts to his face, which were bleeding. He indicated that he had been in a fight with his brother and the brother made him get out of the car. The man indicated that he had kicked out the windshield in his brother's car. He used the phone, but did not reach anyone. He was clothed only in a shirt and pants on a very cold night. The witness provided him a coat, and the man returned a short time later, apparently with his brother and returned the coat. The identity of this man was never determined, and it is unknown if it is related.

Estimated Date of Death: 30-60 days prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Mummified Cause of Death: Homicide by blunt force trauma to the head

Dentals: Available Fingerprints: Available DNA: Available

Clothing: "Hanes" cotton boxer shorts (size 30), beige checkered "Hanes" T-shirt (size medium 38-40), and a 1" wide leather belt Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Military sleeping bag

The Doe Network Case Number: 708UMCO


  1. Date Found:February 13, 1977
  2. NAMUS Number:7988
  3. Race:Unknown, possibly Native American
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'7" to 5'8"
  6. Weight:125-145 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Dark brown or black
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