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1981 Chaffee County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 17, 2023
  • Salida , CO
  • September 10, 1981

Overview of 1981 Chaffee County John Doe

The victim's skeletal remains were located in a wooded area near Clear Creek Reservoir in an unincorporated area of northern Chaffee County. In 1986, more bones were found in the same general area. They were compared to the ones found in 1981 and ruled to probably be the same person in each finding by the original pathologist. There were three cartridge shell casings found near the second set of bones.

Estimated Date of Death: 5 years prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available Fingerprints: Not available DNA: Available

Clothing: Clothing scraps were found nearby which consisted of a pair of blue jeans (33x31), a green and brown corduroy shirt or jacket, and a T-shirt Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Several matchbooks of matches, one from Plaza Bowling in Illinois, and one from Eugene Hoaster Insurance Co. in Pennsylvania

The Doe Network Case Number: 1107UMCO


  1. Date Found:September 10, 1981
  2. NAMUS Number:9272
  3. Race:White / Caucasian
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'6"
  6. Weight:160 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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