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2005 Baldwin County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 22, 2023
  • Gulf Shores, AL
  • September 24, 2005

Overview of 2005 Baldwin County John Doe

The decedent drowned at the Gulf Shores Public Beach near the West Second Street beach access after being swept under in heavy surf caused by Hurricane Rita. It is believed that the man was with three other men and all were in the U.S. illegally. Witnesses report that one of the men tried to save the victim. When police and paramedics arrived, the three remaining men left the scene. Police believe the men have not come forward for fear of being deported. It is believed that the men were visiting from outside of the Gulf Shores area. The victim's fingerprints were run but did not match with any on file with the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization nor the FBI. His photograph was shown to Hispanic residents in south Baldwin County but no one recognized him. The man is buried in a pauper's grave in Foley Cemetery in Foley, Alabama.

Estimated Date of Death: Moments prior State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Drowning

Dentals: Unknown Fingerprints: Available DNA: Unknown

Clothing: Unknown Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number:  1706UMAL


  1. Date Found:September 24, 2005
  2. NAMUS Number:14466
  3. Race:Unknown
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'10", estimated
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color: Unknown
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