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1978 Volusia County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 14, 2023
  • Deland, FL
  • October 1, 1978

Overview of 1978 Volusia County John Doe

Partial skeletal remains were found behind the Volusia County FFA Agriculture Farm. The decedent's face would have been swollen near the time of death and he would have had complained of severe pain and headaches.

According to the autopsy, the cranium represents a white male in his middle or late twenties who may have had a Latin American background. He was probably well built and was of a lower socio-economic class. His death, possibly of natural causes, occurred at least 18 months prior to discovery.

Estimated Date of Death: At least 18 months prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available, remains of gold foil restoration on the surfaces of the crowns on 7 and 8. Fingerprints: Unavailable DNA: Unknown

Clothing: Unknown Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 3505UMFL


  1. Date Found:October 1, 1978
  2. NAMUS Number:1381
  3. Race:Unknown, presumed Hispanic and White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:Unknown
  6. Weight:Unknown, probably well built
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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