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September 1, 1971 Harris County John Doe

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  • Last updated: April 18, 2023
  • Harris County, TX
  • September 1, 1971

Overview of September 1, 1971 Harris County John Doe

The decedent was located floating in a drainage ditch along Port Road, near NASA, in Harris County, Texas on September 1, 1971. His head and one or both hands were not recovered.

According to a deputy with the Harris County Sheriff's Office, unsuccessful attempts were made to exhume the decedent in 2016 and his burial site could not be located. Attempts will be made in the future to locate the site. DNA is not available at this time.

Estimated Date of Death: 1 - 4 weeks prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Unavailable Fingerprints: Unavailable DNA: Unavailable

Clothing: Pullover t-shirt inscribed with "Jericho Surf Shop - Houston Galveston"; blue jeans Jewelry: In the jean's pocket was a chrome pocket watch inscribed with "Bulls Eye". Additional Personal Items: In the jean's pocket was a .22 caliber long rifle hollow point live cartridge; key ring with 2 keys; cigarette lighter; lip ointment; a few coins.

The Doe Network Case Number: 3440UMTX


  1. Date Found:September 1, 1971
  2. NAMUS Number:4543
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Male
  5. Height:5'6" to 5'8"
  6. Weight:Unknown
  7. Hair Color:Light brown or blonde
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