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1990 Sussex County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 20, 2023
  • Laurel, DE
  • April 20, 1990

Overview of 1990 Sussex County John Doe

On April 20, 1990, a child found a human skull. It was determined that the family dog had dug it up in the backyard approximately 75 yards from the house. The house is located on County Road 421 a few miles outside of Laurel. He was thought to be White until future anthropological examination suggested he was Black.

Estimated Date of Death: 1986-1990 State of Remains: Partial skeletal Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available. No upper teeth at time of death. Several bottom teeth were missing. Tooth #11 area, root tip. Fingerprints: Not available. DNA: Available.

Clothing: None. Jewelry: None. Additional Personal Items: None.

The Doe Network Case Number: 1730UMDE


  1. Date Found:April 20, 1990
  2. NAMUS Number:2270
  3. Race:Black
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'10"
  6. Weight:Unknown, but had robust build
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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