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1992 Spokane County John Doe

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  • Last updated: January 31, 2024
  • Spokane, WA
  • October 25, 1992

Overview of 1992 Spokane County John Doe

Who is 1992 Spokane County John Doe?

The decedent was located on October 25, 1992, at East 500 Trent, in an area that was known as a transient camp in Spokane, Washington.

He was found lying on the ground by two men passing through who were transient. One of the men tried to wake him and realized that he was not breathing and contacted a local store owner to call police.

This man was obviously living as a transient and had all of his belongings nearby.

Fingerprints were obtained but there was no match found.

Additional Information:

Estimated Date of Death: 1 - 3 days prior

State of Remains: Recognizable face

Cause of Death: Natural - acute pneumonia secondary to bronchogenic carcinoma

Dentals: Unknown (sources differ). Dental examination was possibly done by a local odontologist. The deceased had a partial lack of upper dentition, particularly the incisors, and the lower dentition is absent.

Fingerprints: Available.

DNA: Not available.

Clothing: He was wearing a dark green pair of sweat pants, gray corduroy pants, a belt, a blue, long sleeved, zip up jacket. A maroon pull over sleeveless sweater, a T-shirt with an inscription on the front that read: "MIKE'S BURGER ROYAL". This shirt also had a yellow crown with a red design. Also worn were a pair of gray socks with orange trim, a pair of dark green socks, and a knit cap with the insignia "DAILY RECORD" on the back of the cap.

Jewelry: Unknown

Additional Personal Items: There was a blue, cloth billfold and a pair of black, frame, bifocal glasses present. There was a near empty "Rollrich" red and white tobacco satchel containing a minimal amount of tobacco. A folded yellow tobacco "TOP" brand packet that is empty. The wallet contained multiple paper cards. An inscription inside the wallet reads "Ellen Lak." He had food stamps in his wallet, which may have indicated that he was receiving some form of state benefit at the time.

The Doe Network Case Number: 1284UMWA


  1. Date Found:October 25, 1992
  2. NAMUS Number:492
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'7" to 5'8"
  6. Weight:140 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Black and Gray
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