Mill Valley John Doe
On June 20, 1974, a hiker stumbled across human remains near the Mile Valley Golf Course in Mill Valley, Marin County, California.
The remains were examined and determined to belong to a male child, who had died between 1972 and 1974. This child is now known as Mill Valley John Doe.
As only the skull, ribs and vertebrae were recovered from the site, a cause of death was unable to be determined.
The child’s race is unknown, but it’s possible he was white. He’s believed to have been between four and six years of age. The remains were in terrible condition and therefore, his height, weight and eye colour were unable to be determined, but it has been said that he was likely “considerably” small for his age. Strands of hair found with the remains showed him to have had brown hair.
An olive-green windbreaker or ski coat with a hood; a blue sweater; a green and white striped knit-type shirt; and a blue t-shirt were located near the body, while a 1/2″-sized red lady bug pin was located with the remains.
There appeared to have been no attempt at a burial, and the bones did not show any signs of abuse or malnutrition. It has been noted that his teeth had a grey-blue discolouration to them, which was likely caused by the use of tetracyclines or antibiotics.
Woodbury John Doe
On May 3, 1998, volunteers with the Ramapo College chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club were cleaning up the parking area of the Long Mountain rest stop in Bear Mountain State Park, located in Woodbury, Orange County, New York. The rest stop, which is located on US Route 6, is a rest area often frequented by hikers. During the clean up, they discovered skeletal remains wrapped in a plastic tarp and they called police.
Following examination by a ME, it was determined that the man had most likely died between 1988 and 1993, although some outlets say he could have died as early as 1985.
The man had been shot twice in the head, by two different guns.
This Doe is described as African-American, and is believed to have been between 17 and 35 years of age. He stood anywhere from 5’6″ to 5’11”, with estimates saying he was most likely 5’9″, and he weighed between 140 and 160 pounds. It’s believed he had short, black hair.
When found, he was wearing a black Fruit of the Loom t-shirt with a rainbow leading to a pot of gold decal, which had the phrase “Follow Your Dreams” inscribed on it; a spring-like navy blue zippered Sir Jac jacket; blue Lee jeans; navy blue boxer shorts; and white low-top Pony sneakers. It’s been noted that his shoes were out of date at the time his remains were found.
John Doe had numerous items on his body when found, including a hair pick, a metal nail file and a yellow Bic lighter. He also had in his possession a French/English dictionary, indicating he could possibly have been from Quebec or a French-speaking country.
He is said to have been knock-kneed. Two healed fractures on his ribs indicate he’d suffered trauma early in his life, and it appeared as if he’d fractured his right hand just a few weeks before his death.
In terms of his dental health, it’s been noted that it appeared he’d underwent a root canal at some point in his life. He also had a couple of fillings and crowns, and some of his teeth had been missing prior to death.
Woodbury John Doe has dental records available for comparison, however due to the condition of his remains, fingerprints aren’t available, and there wasn’t sufficient DNA to create a profile.
Marin County John Doe
In July 2020, a man was seen to jump from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
A United States Coast Guard vessel recovered the man and transported him to U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate. He is now known as Marin County John Doe.
This man is said to be of Asian descent, and was aged between 50-60. He was around 5’7 and weighed between 160-170lbs.
- Short, gray hair.
- Brown eyes.
- The mans face, neck, and lower arms (from elbow to fingertips) are darker in color than his upper arms, chest, and legs.
- Scant amount of body hair on his legs and arms.
- Gray stubble around his chin.
- He wore glasses.
- Black fleece zip-up sweatshirt with SF in silver and the Golden Gate Bridge embroidered on it (Size XL).
- Black cloth jacket.
- Two red sweatshirts.
- White sweatdhirt with “America the spirit” on it, along with 12 red stars with a small “Maze” logo.
- Dark blue sweatshirt.
- Black long sleeved black 32-degrees Heat shirt (Size XL).
- Teal Gap collared polo shirt (Size L).
- Gray t-shirt on which was printed “Investment Development Services” on the front and “Collect Rent Lease Space” on the back (Size XL).
- Levi’s Regular Fit 505 Blue jeans (W34xL30) and a black leather belt.
- White cotton socks.
- Gray Hunter brand briefs (Size M).
There are more photos of the clothing for this Doe at Namus.