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1983 Sebastian County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 28, 2023
  • Fort Smith, AR
  • May 12, 1983

Overview of 1983 Sebastian County John Doe

The victim was found floating in the Arkansas River by personnel at the Lock and Dam 13 Southend 4th gate on the west side. There is a possibility that he might have floated from Oklahoma considering that this location is only 4 miles from the Oklahoma and Arkansas state line. There are also several homeless camps close to the river.

Estimated Date of Death: 1983 State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available. Tooth #1 occlusive, #8 chip right toward cutting edge, #9 and #10 small caries mid liguinal dorsal, #15 cavity dorsal, #16 cavity mesial-tiny cavity occlusive, #17 occlusive cavity toward the buccal aspect, #19 decay-fragmented into two pieces-crown absent, and #30 small caries (block) occlusive dorsal Fingerprints: Not available DNA: Available

Clothing: Green calf-length ribbed socks, short sleeved "Lord & Taylor" polo shirt (size medium), "Dickies" blue denim jacket lined with red pile (size 40) and a label "made in Mexico," black belt with large brass buckle (size 39"), blue jeans (size 31x 32), and dark blue athletic type shoes with white side panels (size 10) Jewelry: Silver ID bracelet with "Stg. A Co." inscribed on it Additional Personal Items: Blue handkerchief with a white butterfly pattern. Two-blade knife with a wooden handle; One blade is like a screwdriver with arc-like depression on dull edge. "Papermate" pen with a silver-like top and red bottom of barrel (complimentary from Richard E. Frank-Geiger Bros). A small buckle. A black comb

The Doe Network Case Number: 1886UMAR


  1. Date Found:May 12, 1983
  2. NAMUS Number:2848
  3. Race:White / Caucasian
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'8"
  6. Weight:143 lbs, estimated
  7. Hair Color:Brown, 6 inches and has fine texture
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