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Case File 425UMOR

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Reconstruction of Victim

Unidentified Caucasian Male

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 60 - 70 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8" - 6'0"; 180-200 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: No evidence of old fractures.
  • Dentals: Available. The victim had a full set of dentures, engraved with "S1214/66".
  • Clothing: 7" men's boots, work type, tan leather, lace up, white composition soles, labeled Bilt Rite, Nuron Crepe, Made in USA.

Case History
The victim was located in a wooded area to the east of Highway 101 in north Bandon, OR on August 26, 1972. A bullet hole was evident in the right temple area. A 22 caliber bullet was found in the cavity, and a similar one removed from the right frontal bone. No weapon was found at the site.
The victim had a full set of dentures, engraved with "S1214/66". It is speculated that these indicate that the dentures were made for a patient, in Seattle (S) by the US Public Health Service Hospital, in 1966 (/66) This could be the best lead to the victim's identity. The USPHSH is now closed. The hospital was established to care for service men and families. This leads to the speculation that he was in the military or Merchant Marine at some point. Using the age estimate from the Crime Lab, John Doe was born between 1902 and 1912. He would have been too young for WWI. Since the draft was in effect when he reached age 18, he was probably drafted into one of the services. He would have entered the military between 1920 and 1930. Since the Great Depression came in the 1930's, he could have stayed in after his tour, or because of previous service, could have been recalled in 1941. He may have joined the Merchant Marines after service and served in that capacity during WWII. Fingerprints and DNA are not available. Location of identity records for dentures at dead end. Possible only clue to identity.

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Source Information:
Coos County Missing and Unsolved

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