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1984 King County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 14, 2023
  • Seattle, WA
  • May 12, 1984

Overview of 1984 King County John Doe

The victim was found on a sidewalk near a bus stop at 7020 Rainier Avenue South in Seattle. A .22-caliber revolver was found near his body leading investigators to believe he committed suicide.

Known as "Bus Stop Man," he apparently was a student because three pencils and a book on contemporary mathematics skills were found in his blue flight bag. Investigators tried tracking the man's identity by calling several pencil companies and the book publisher. Bus Stop Man was probably not from the Seattle area, because local stores did not issue that type of trading stamps.

Estimated Date of Death: Same day State of Remains: Not recognizable - Traumatic injuries Cause of Death: Gunshot wound to the head

Dentals: Available. Fingerprints: Available. DNA: Not available.

Clothing: Light gray nylon jacket with red trim with two buttons on the lapel; One button read "Warning; Mad Lover" and the other read "Who Says You Can't Have Everything? Here I am," tan pull over short sleeve shirt with two breast pockets, white t-shirt, Vallini blue jeans (size 29), and Pro Wing tennis shoes. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items:  A gun, a large blue canvas flight bag with clothing, school supplies, Bible, clothes, toothpaste, toothbrush, trading stamps and eyeglasses were found near the body.

The Doe Network Case Number: 372MWA


  1. Date Found:May 12, 1984
  2. NAMUS Number:10790
  3. Race:African-American / Black
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:6'0", measured
  6. Weight:138 lbs, measured
  7. Hair Color:Black
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