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2005 Jackson County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 4, 2023
  • Ocean Springs, MS
  • September 5, 2005

Overview of 2005 Jackson County John Doe

About a week after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, the victim's body was found in a marshy area. He was buried as John (Mercy) in Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula in February 2006 next to another unidentified Hurricane Katrina victim. Local businesses donated the coffin and flowers.

Estimated Date of Death: August 29, 2005 State of Remains: Decomposed Cause of Death: Natural disaster - Hurricane Katrina

Dentals: Available. Fingerprints: Available. DNA: Available.

Clothing: Unknown Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 2572UMMS


  1. Date Found:September 5, 2005
  2. NAMUS Number:Not listed
  3. Race:Black / African American
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:Unknown
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Unknown, but had a bald spot
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