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1979 Collier County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 14, 2023
  • Everglades City, FL
  • April 2, 1979

Overview of 1979 Collier County John Doe

The decedent's decomposed body was found wrapped in cloth in heavy brush 100 feet north of Burns Road, about 1-2 miles North of US-41 by a man looking for his lost dogs. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Estimated Date of Death: 2 weeks prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction Cause of Death: Homicide, gunshot wound

Dentals: Available, 14 teeth present, dental work to the right and left first molars, some of the teeth in the upper jaw are fractured. Fingerprints: Unknown DNA: Unknown

Clothing: Coarsely knit Wool sweater, brown to dusky blue in color; sweatshirt with "It's better in the Bahamas" in white lettering; tightly fitting, narrow, dark blue undershorts. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: None

The Doe Network Case Number: 3507UMFL


  1. Date Found:April 2, 1979
  2. NAMUS Number:1314
  3. Race:White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'7"
  6. Weight:154 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Chestnut brown
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