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2007 Snohomish County John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 16, 2023
  • Sultan, WA
  • April 10, 2007

Overview of 2007 Snohomish County John Doe

The decedent's skeletal remains were found scattered in the woods near a makeshift camp near mile post 9.4 on Sultan Road. The camp, not visible from the road, was about 10 miles north of U.S. 2. Transients are known to frequent the area.

Although his cause of death is undetermined, a perimortem blunt-force injury was discovered on the man's head, which may have occurred from accidental or intentional causes.

Dental records did not match any in the system, and when mitochondrial and nuclear DNA profiles were developed, they also did not lead to any matches.

Recent efforts in genetic genealogy research, which required the development of a more advanced DNA profile, have revealed familial ties to Texas and Louisiana on one side, and to Amish and Mennonite communities in Ohio and Indiana.

Snohomish County website lists 4/9/07 as discovery date.

Estimated Date of Death: 2002 - 2007 State of Remains: Partial skeletal Cause of Death: Undetermined

Dentals: Available. Lower right #32 and #31 teeth have been removed or did not develop. Lower left #19 occlusal/incisal surface restored. Fingerprints: Not available. DNA: Available.

Clothing: Green jacket; blue, fleece vest; gray or off-white tee shirt; flannel red, black, and gray shirt; black and gray Flex Hand brand gloves; Air Jordan sneakers; a gray sock; blue Timberland stocking cap. Jewelry: None Additional Personal Items: Dark blue sleeping bag with light blue interior, a tarp, a rope, a box cutter, lighter, silver and red flashlight, a dark-colored backpack, a razor, hairbrush, and three plastic bottles/containers that may have been used to store water.

The Doe Network Case Number: 1847UMWA


  1. Date Found:April 10, 2007
  2. NAMUS Number:2886
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:Unknown
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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