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1996 Mobile County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 21, 2023
  • Greenwood Bayou, AL
  • April 9, 1996

Overview of 1996 Mobile County John Doe

On April 9, 1996, two fishermen found this man's body in a sack floating in Greenwood Bayou, bound with ligatures, off the Chickasabogue River in Mobile County, Alabama. He was found in very shallow water, 2 to 3 feet deep. Chickasabogue Creek and Greenwood Bayou are accessible by turning off Alabama 43 and proceeding over a viaduct to Port of Mobile-Chickasaw. This area is found is popular with fishermen. He died of ligature strangulation choking with a rope, string or a neck chain and blunt force trauma to the head.

Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction Cause of Death: Strangled and head trauma

Dentals: Available. A partial dental plate was found among his belongings; unknown if upper or lower Fingerprints: Unknown DNA: Available

Clothing: "Hanes" size 30 briefs; "Rustler" 29 inch waist, 32 inch length, blue denim pants; a black, size 32 belt; and a "Carriage Street" short sleeved, beige - off white, button-down shirt with brown buttons. The ends of the shirt sleeves were rolled up Jewelry: "Rolex" style wrist watch Additional Personal Items: "Case" pocketknife; a black plastic comb; two gray with yellow "Cross" brand pens; a yellow metal necklace with an eagle pendant; a yellow metal ring with a clear stone; a "TORX" star-head "VIM VT 470" wrench; and a dental plate (unknown if upper or lower)

The Doe Network Case Number: 118UMAL


  1. Date Found:April 9, 1996
  2. NAMUS Number:13101
  3. Race:Unknown
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'9" - 5'10"
  6. Weight:103 - 120 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Brown
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