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May 20, 1972 Harris County John Doe 1

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  • Last updated: April 18, 2023
  • Houston, TX
  • May 20, 1972

Overview of May 20, 1972 Harris County John Doe 1

The victim was found floating in Buffalo Bayou, near 3515 Navigation, drifting downstream at the Portland Cement Company.

Estimated Date of Death: May 17, 1972 State of Remains: All parts recovered; Recognizable face Cause of Death: Accidental drowning

Dentals: Mandible had no teeth, upper jaw had fragments of rotted teeth. Fingerprints: Available. RT: 20, 08, 05, 12, TT. LT: 12, TT, 09, 08, 08. DNA: Not available.

Clothing: Sears brand blue slacks (size 32), brown boxer shorts, yellow sport shirt (size 18), well worn, brown, wing tip shoes, and socks. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Had 25 cents.

The Doe Network Case Number: 3353UMTX


  1. Date Found:May 20, 1972
  2. NAMUS Number:4545
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'9" to 5'11"
  6. Weight:145 - 155 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Brown
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