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2002 Santa Cruz County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 13, 2023
  • Nogales, AZ
  • July 23, 2002

Overview of 2002 Santa Cruz County John Doe

A ranch hand found skeletal remains south off Ruby Road and Highway 289 in a remote desert area near Nogales. He is believed to be an illegal immigrant.

Estimated Date of Death: Months prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available Fingerprints: Unavailable DNA: Available; University of North Texas

Clothing: A portion of denim which appears to be pants, size 40; portions of a black and brown, reversible, leather belt with a white and yellow metal buckle. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Small black and yellow duffel bag, empty.

The Doe Network Case Number: 1357UMAZ


  1. Date Found:July 23, 2002
  2. NAMUS Number:6437
  3. Race:Hispanic / Latino
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'4", estimated
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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