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1979 Santa Cruz County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 13, 2023
  • December 20, 1979

Overview of 1979 Santa Cruz County John Doe

The decedent was found floating in the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz County, California on December 20, 1979. He appears to be a transient.

Estimated Date of Death: Same day State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Drowning following a suspected fall

Dentals: Available. Fingerprints: Available. DNA: Sample available - not yet submitted

Clothing: Army-type jacket; gray sweater; brown pants; hiking boots. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 3112UMCA


  1. Date Found:December 20, 1979
  2. NAMUS Number:3059
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'8"
  6. Weight:155 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Partially grey and brown receding hair
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