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John Doe, #1970  Unidentified remains

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John  Doe, #1970
  • Case number: 1970
  • Incident location: In the Cuyahoga River in the vicinity of the Willow St. Bridge
    Cleveland, Ohio - Cuyahoga County
  • Incident date: 4/3/1997
  • Homicide date: Unknown
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 137
  • Hair color: Salt and pepper
  • Eye color: Unknown
  • Law enforcement agency: Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office


On April 3,1997 the remains of a white male, between the age of 33-63 years was found in the Cuyahoga River near the vicinity of the Willow St. bridge. He was found wearing a light brown jacket with quilted lining (Sir Jac, brand), a plaid button down shirt orange and blue in color, blue jeans size 32-34, black leather belt, and Reebok athletic shoes. A tattoo of the name “Betty Lou” was found on his left forearm. Dentals are available for comparison.


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