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1978 Columbia County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 14, 2023
  • Lake City, FL
  • November 24, 1978

Overview of 1978 Columbia County John Doe

The remains were found November 24, 1978, along Interstate 10, about two miles west of Interstate 75. The decedent was located in between several planted trees, covered in soil and fallen pine needles. Authorities refer to the decedent by the nickname "Forrest."

Estimated Date of Death: 1977 or earlier State of Remains: Partial skeletal Cause of Death: Undetermined

Dentals: Available. Numerous dental restorations (at least 7 amalgam fillings and one porcelain). Overbite. Periodontal disease in all teeth present; atrophy of the lower jaw in the molar area. The latter characteristic may have affected the size of his mandible. Fingerprints: Not available DNA: Available.

Clothing: Portion of pants leg (possibly denim). Jewelry: None. Additional Personal Items: None.

The Doe Network Case Number: 21UMFL


  1. Date Found:November 24, 1978
  2. NAMUS Number:6246
  3. Race:White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'9" to 5'10"
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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