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April 1970 Harris County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 17, 2023
  • Houston, TX
  • April 4, 1970

Overview of April 1970 Harris County John Doe

The victim was found in high weeds in the 7000 block of Clinton by railroad officers. The skeletal remains were near a rusty blue wagon. The decedent had been seen for some time in the area with the wagon but his name was unknown.

Estimated Date of Death: 1969 - 1970 State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: The jaw contained incisors and canines or their empty sockets and the left 2nd or 3rd molar. The remaining molars and premolars had been removed at some time in the remote past. The bone was well healed and smooth. Fingerprints: Not available. DNA: Not available.

Clothing: Wearing a heavy cotton sweatshirt, "National Shirt Shop" brand cotton dress shirt, lightweight jacket with elastic cuffs, military-type field jacket, heavy dark jacket, 3 pairs of pants, and heavy black work boots. Found with the body: Penney's Towncraft blue long sleeved shirt (size S, 14-14.5), army type green cloth belt, and a brown hat. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Decedent was carrying a can of tooth powder, razor blades, matches, an ad from the Houston chronicle dated 11/30/1969, twine and two rags.

The Doe Network Case Number: 2449UMTX


  1. Date Found:April 4, 1970
  2. NAMUS Number:4539
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'8"
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Gray
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