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1981 San Diego County John Doe

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  • Last updated: May 9, 2023
  • San Diego, CA
  • September 28, 1981

Overview of 1981 San Diego County John Doe

Two workers at the Big Bear Supermarket at 9905 Mira Mesa Boulevard reported a fire around 5 a.m. in a dumpster by the store's loading dock. After firefighters extinguished the flames, the victim's badly burned body was discovered. Police believed the man was strangled and then set on fire. The fire was set intentionally, and among the evidence discovered nearby was a plastic bottle partially filled with gasoline.

Estimated Date of Death: September 28, 1981 State of Remains: Not recognizable - Charred/burned Cause of Death: Police believe the man was strangled and then set on fire

Dentals: Yes Fingerprints: Unknown DNA: Unknown

Clothing: Unknown Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 3583UMCA


  1. Date Found:September 28, 1981
  2. NAMUS Number:63959
  3. Race:Unknown
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'7" - 5'10"
  6. Weight:Estimated to be 125 to 135 lbs. Morgue weight 106 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Brown
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