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November 1988 Phoenix, Arizona John Doe

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  • Last updated: March 5, 2023
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • November 6, 1988

Overview of November 1988 Phoenix, Arizona John Doe

The decedent's decomposing remains were found in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve in a dry wash near 40th Street and Mission Lane, south of Shea Boulevard. He had a paper in a nearby sack with the name "Jeffrey C. Sanders", but was determined not to be Mr. Sanders, although he may have been a friend or an acquaintance. Based on the length of jeans the decedent may have been around 5'9, assuming pants fit him properly. According to the Maricopa County ME's page he is believed to be Caucasian/White.

Estimated Date of Death: Several months prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available Fingerprints: Unavailable DNA: Available, will be entered into CODIS

Clothing: Long sleeved shirt; Levi's 501 jeans, 30x31; brown corduroy sports jacket; blue Kinsman canvas deck shoes, rubber soled; belt. Jewelry: None Additional Personal Items: Sunglasses, missing one ear piece; a "Reader's Digest" token; religious pamphlets; an American flag; bus schedule for Route 44 Tatum to ASU Route 521 Tempe express.

The Doe Network Case Number: 2293UMAZ


  1. Date Found:November 6, 1988
  2. NAMUS Number:1921
  3. Race:Unknown
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height: Unknown
  6. Weight: Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Gray or Partially Gray
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