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1981 Broward County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 14, 2023
  • Miramar, FL
  • April 18, 1981

Overview of 1981 Broward County John Doe

The victim's skeletal remains found on side of roadway at the Homestead extension of Florida Turnpike. The body had been wrapped in a plastic bag and attached to an anchor. Investigators believed the skeleton had been buried elsewhere before dumped in the canal days before investigators found it.

Estimated Date of Death: Months prior State of Remains: Skeletal Cause of Death: Homicide

Dentals: Available. He had a dozen fillings and several cavities. Fingerprints: Not Available DNA: Unknown

Clothing: Dark green, corduroy trousers with a 28 1/2 inch waist and a medium National shirt. He wore blue or dark green underwear and brown shoes with no socks. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Three insulin-type syringes in his pockets that may have been used for illegal drugs.

The Doe Network Case Number: 1196UMFL


  1. Date Found:April 18, 1981
  2. NAMUS Number:5822
  3. Race:White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height: 5'5"
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Brown
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