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1978 Marion County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 14, 2023
  • Belleview, FL
  • January 29, 1978

Overview of 1978 Marion County John Doe

Hunters found the decedent's body sitting beside a tree in the woods 8 miles south of Ocala off U.S. 441. The body was in front of what appeared to be a burned-out bonfire, the charred end of a rope dangling from a tree limb above. His feet, legs, chest, and head were badly burned. Foulplay is not suspected.

Estimated Date of Death: Unknown State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: New dentures, removable Fingerprints: Unavailable DNA: Unavailable, body has been buried

Clothing: Blue, black, white and yellow striped shirt; navy blue pants; black belt; white tennis shoes. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 3457UMFL


  1. Date Found:January 29, 1978
  2. NAMUS Number:6055
  3. Race:White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:6'4" (Estimated)
  6. Weight:180 lbs (Estimated)
  7. Hair Color:Sandy brown
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