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1979 Santa Ana, CA John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 13, 2023
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • December 9, 1979

Overview of 1979 Santa Ana, CA John Doe

The body of an infant male was found in a trash bag near a sidewalk at 4800 West Camille Street in Santa Ana on December 9, 1979. The preliminary autospy revealed that the baby had been born alive on Sunday and his cause of death was suffocation by homicide. There were no clues on who discarded the newborn or why he was placed at the location he was found.

Estimated Date of Death: 1-2 days prior State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Suffocation

Dentals: Unavailable Fingerprints: Unavailable DNA: Unknown

Clothing: Unknown Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Bright yellow plastic sheet; two towels with woven label Environmentals Inc., rented never sold; pink and green towel labeled Tastemaker; fourth towel divided in half, no label; fifth towel labeled JC Penney; blouse with blue, green, and yellow flowers.

The Doe Network Case Number: 3437UMCA


  1. Date Found:December 9, 1979
  2. NAMUS Number:11401
  3. Race:White/Hispanic
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:1'6", measured
  6. Weight:7 lbs., measured
  7. Hair Color:Brown
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