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1980 Orange County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 15, 2023
  • Brea, CA
  • May 1, 1980

Overview of 1980 Orange County John Doe

The victim's skeletal remains were found in the creek bed of a heavily wooded area of Shell Oil Field, approximately 100 feet north of Brea Boulevard in Brea.

Estimated Date of Death: 6-12 months prior

State of Remains: Skeletal

Cause of Death: Homicide

Dentals: Available.

Fingerprints: Not available.

DNA: Insufficient DNA for profiling.

Clothing: Light blue and brown long sleeved button up Joel shirt with baby blue thin stripes (size large), a white T-shirt (size Large 42-44), gray or faint light blue Jeans St corduroy pants that were sewn one size smaller than original size, boxer shorts (36" waist), green military or athletic socks, and blue wallabee-style suede shoes with white crepe soles (size 8).

Jewelry: Unknown.

Additional Personal Items: Key ring with 5 house-style duplicated keys.

The Doe Network Case Number: 2281UMCA


  1. Date Found:May 1, 1980
  2. NAMUS Number:7652
  3. Race:Black / African American
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'8" to 5'11"
  6. Weight:180 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Black
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