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1978 San Mateo County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 11, 2023
  • June 7, 1978

Overview of 1978 San Mateo County John Doe

The the man's remains were located on the north side of Tunitas Creek Road, one-quarter mile east of Bolitas Creek Road, in an unincorporated coastal area of San Mateo County, California on June 7, 1978. The remains were located approximately 30-40 feet down an embankment, lying near a creek. Initially, there were two bodies located at the scene; one being identified as Raymond Oscar Wilson. This set of remains bore no identification. This subject may have been a member of the gay community in San Francisco.

Estimated Date of Death: Weeks prior State of Remains: Decomposed Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available. Fingerprints: Available. DNA: Not available.

Clothing: Denim, blue jeans. Jewelry: Man's ring, white metal or gold plated with synthetic red stone (size 7 3/4). Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 3074UMCA


  1. Date Found:June 7, 1978
  2. NAMUS Number:10662
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'11"
  6. Weight:160 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Brown
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