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2003 Shelby County John Doe

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  • Last updated: July 20, 2023
  • Memphis, TN
  • May 22, 2003

Overview of 2003 Shelby County John Doe

The body of a male was found in the Nonconnah Creek under a bridge near I-240 and Getwell Road in Memphis. An anthropological assessment of his bones showed that he may have had poor nutrition or chronic sickness during childhood, and he may have been a migrant worker who grew up outside of the United States.

Estimated Date of Death: 2-4 days prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available. Fingerprints: Not available. DNA: Available in CODIS.

Clothing: A black short-sleeve shirt with the letter "Z" and a Starter Brand logo symbol on the front, brown corduroy pants, black web belt, brown socks, white Nike shoes with blue accents and blue and white soles with the words "Flight" written on the side. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: A red BIC lighter in his pocket.

The Doe Network Case Number: 846UMTN


  1. Date Found:May 22, 2003
  2. NAMUS Number:UP300
  3. Race:Hispanic / Latino
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'1" - 5'3"
  6. Weight:135 - 140 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Brown, short
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