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Unidentified Person

1987 Pierce County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 15, 2023
  • Mount Rainier, WA
  • September 26, 1987

Overview of 1987 Pierce County John Doe

A passerby found the victim on the side of Highway 123 in Mount Rainier, Washington, on September 26, 1987.

Estimated Date of Death: 2 weeks prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: X-rays are available. All 32 teeth are in occlusion and virgin. Possibility that individual never went to a dentist, therefore no antemortem dental records would exist. Fingerprints: Available in AFIS. DNA: ME is working with FBI to see if they still have bones to submit for DNA.

Clothing: Short-sleeved red/black plaid shirt, NIXIT jeans (size 27 long), black Splash shorts, white Hanes underwear (size 28), black leather belt with a sliver buckle, one white sock with blue and yellow stripes, one gray sock with red and blue stripes, black boots (size 6D) with the words "1574 All Man-Made Materials, Made in Taiwan ROC." Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 1843UMWA


  1. Date Found:September 26, 1987
  2. NAMUS Number:5704
  3. Race:Unknown
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'5" to 5'9"
  6. Weight:120 - 140 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Black
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