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Unidentified Person

1978 Broward County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 14, 2023
  • February 26, 1978

Overview of 1978 Broward County John Doe

The unidentified man was discovered in a wooded area behind a house east of the Florida Turnpike: 7/10 of a mile west of Powerline and 100 yards south of Hillsboro Boulevard (State Road 810) in then-unincorporated Deerfield Beach.

Estimated Date of Death: 1975-1978 State of Remains: Skeletal Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot to the head and back

Dentals: Unknown Fingerprints: Unknown DNA: Unknown

Clothing: light brown, long-sleeved shirt (size 31") with a floral and bird design; light blue, polyester trousers (29" inseam) with the cuffs folded up 2 1/4" inches; green underwear; multi-colored yellow, green, and brown socks; black Thom McCann brand shoes with 2-inch heels and green laces Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 1184UMFL


  1. Date Found:February 26, 1978
  2. NAMUS Number:UP1323
  3. Race:White / Caucasian
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height: 5'6" to 5'8"
  6. Weight:110 - 150 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Dark Brown
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