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8678

  • NAMUS CASE 8678

     

     

    ESTIMATED YEAR OF DEATH: 1964

    SEX: MALE

    RACE: WHITE

    AGE: 55-69

    STATE: CALIFORNIA

    HEIGHT: 5'7", estimated

    WEIGHT: 150, estimated

    HAIR: GRAY

    EYES: N/A

     

    John Doe #01-64 was found dead in a "hobo camp" near the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks in Colton, California. It was estimated that he had died between 10 and 14 days prior to discovery. He was described a s a White male, appearing approximately 64 years of age, balding, but with gray hair present, with a gray moustache. He was 5'7" to 5'8" and weighed about 150 lbs. A leather key case in his possession bore the initials "W.D.P". He was edentulous, except for one "lower molar" (unknown right or left).

     

    A leather key case in his possession bore the initials "W.D.P". Found at time of exhumation for DNA was an open-face, railroad style pocket watch: Hamilton Watch Company (Lancaster, PA), Model 992, Serial #1233971 “ Manufactured 1915. The watch case was manufactured by Illinois Watchcase Co. “ Spartan" (serial #958339). On the inside of the back cover of the cases were two etched number/letter groups, which appear to be as follows: "M11374H" "P249" the obscured numbers may be 7 and 2

     

     

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