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Unidentified Person

1979 Palm Beach County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 14, 2023
  • Lake Okeechobee, South Bay, FL
  • March 3, 1979

Overview of 1979 Palm Beach County John Doe

Decedent was a victim of drowning following a collapse into the water during a heart attack.

Estimated Date of Death: 2-4 weeks prior to discovery State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Drowning

Dentals: Available Fingerprints: Unknown DNA: Unknown

Clothing: Long, white thermal shirt with a blue shirt over it; blue pants (size 34 waist); black Army-type hi-top shoes; blue simulated gatorhide belt (size 40"); white sailor-type fishing hat (found in left rear pants pocket) Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: a cross and chain with two keys attached

The Doe Network Case Number: 9UMFL


  1. Date Found:March 3, 1979
  2. NAMUS Number:1316
  3. Race:Black / African American
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'7" to 5'10"
  6. Weight:150 to 180 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Black
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