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1981 Jefferson County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 1, 2023
  • Birmingham, AL
  • March 25, 1981

Overview of 1981 Jefferson County John Doe

Skeletal remains were found by a coal drilling crew performing mineral research. The remains were found in a remote area approximately 200 feet south of the old Daniel Payne College campus. Daniel Payne College had been closed since 1979 after sustaining significant damage from a tornado in April 1977.

Estimated Date of Death: 3 - 12 years prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Unknown Fingerprints: Not available. DNA: Unknown

Clothing: Tan bell bottom pants; light colored long sleeved shirt with blue/gray and olive drab irregular design resembling a "camouflage" type design; light colored boxer type undershorts. Jewelry:Heavy metal medallion type frame, with no discernible lettering; copper colored medallion with the inscription "New Orleans" at the top surround by a frame, the letters "F, R, E, and N" are present just below the "New Orleans" sign, an elongated building beneath the latter word, to the right of the building are a male and female dancing, the inscriptions "MARD" and "GRAS" are present below the dancers, the inscription "ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL" with an etched design of a complex of buildings below the dancers; bits of corroded metal chain type of necklace; ornate ring with ten white insets which appear consistent with rhinestones with remnants of etched letters on the inner aspect that cannot be discerned; copper colored bracelet with Native American type designs and an imprint of an owl. Additional Personal Items: 1967 Lincoln US penny

The Doe Network Case Number: 3459UMAL


  1. Date Found:March 25, 1981
  2. NAMUS Number:15895
  3. Race:Black / African American
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:6'1"
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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