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1989 Pierce County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 15, 2023
  • Pierce County, WA
  • March 18, 1989

Overview of 1989 Pierce County John Doe

A hiker found the victim's skeletal remains in a rural wooded area of Carbon River Canyon near the end of Tubbs Road. The T-shirt from Bangkok was unique and was popular with soldiers in the late 1980s, indicating he may have been in the Army.

He was buried as John Doe at the Sumner Cemetery. On March 11, 2014, his body was exhumed for DNA collection and to create a digital facial reconstruction.

Estimated Date of Death: Up to a year prior State of Remains: Skeletal Cause of Death: Stab wound to the chest

Dentals: Available. Buck teeth. An extremely narrow palate and maxillary dental arcade. Fingerprints: Not available. DNA: Available.

Clothing: 501 Levi jeans (size 29 x 34), T-shirt with a picture of a lion and the words "SINGHA", "lager beer", and "Boon Rawd Brewery Bangkok," blue and white Pro-Ked tennis shoes with a Velcro closure (size 9.5), Fruit of the Loom underwear (size medium 34-36), white socks with faded horizontal stripes, and a long-sleeved Visage - Dance Bizarre button down shirt with purple buttons (size 15 - small). Jewelry: None Additional Personal Items: None

The Doe Network Case Number: 1845UMWA


  1. Date Found:March 18, 1989
  2. NAMUS Number:5697
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'9" to 6'1"
  6. Weight:150 to 160 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Brown
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