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1979 Collier County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 14, 2023
  • Immokalee, FL
  • November 21, 1979

Overview of 1979 Collier County John Doe

Who is 1979 Collier County John Doe?

The victim was located in front of Bob's Motel in Immokalee, Florida on November 21, 1979. He was believed to be a migrant farm worker. In September 1991, an individual by the name of Julio Trejo was convicted of the murder of this man. Trejo confessed to Garden City, Kansas, police in January 1987 to the 1979 killing. He allegedly told police that he and another man were in a truck outside an Immokalee motel when the man got out to relieve himself. Trejo said he grabbed a tire iron, repeatedly hit the man in the back of the head, took $12 from his pants and fled.

Additonal Information:

Estimated Date of Death: Same day

State of Remains: Recognizable face

Cause of Death: Homicide by beating

Dentals: Not available.

Fingerprints: Available.

DNA: Not available.

Clothing: Red and blue striped shirt; off-white pants; work boots; brown socks; and jockey-type under shorts. A blue and white baseball cap was found near the decedent and is believed to belong to him.

Jewelry: Timex watch.

Additional Personal Items: $10, a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, a Bic lighter, a blue handkerchief, and an empty key case.

The Doe Network Case Number: 2813UMFL


  1. Date Found:November 21, 1979
  2. NAMUS Number:1309
  3. Race:White and/or Hispanic
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'4" to 5'6"
  6. Weight:154 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Black with minimal graying. Black mustache and long sideburns
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