Overview of 1985 King County John Doe
The decedent was a transient who died from exposure in the Yarrow Bay lowlands. Earlier, he was seen riding a well-cared-for gray 10-speed bike in the area.
He was known as the "Bicycle Man." He lived in the Kirkland area and was a familiar sight to police, who occasionally stopped and chatted with him. No one, however, knew his name.
He would ride through the area on his silver 10-speed bicycle, with its shiny spokes and wheel rims. Bicycle Man used a sturdy lock to keep his prized possession secured, and investigators hoped to identify him through locksmiths.
When he was discovered deceased, he was lying under a plastic tarp, under blackberry bushes, in the Yarrow Bay lowlands. Police found his bicycle next to him.
Estimated Date of Death: 1985 State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Exposure - hypothermia
Dentals: Unknown Fingerprints: Unknown DNA: Unknown
Clothing: Gray sweatpants, a Nike windbreaker, a long-sleeve navy hooded sweatshirt with a picture of an apple and the word "Washington." He also wore a blue-and-white T-shirt that read "Puritan, the sporting life." Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Silver 10 speed bike, serial #J2508512.
The Doe Network Case Number: 370UMWA