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John Doe, #2017  Unidentified remains

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John Doe, #2017
  • Case number: 2017
  • Incident location: In a wooded area off of I-77 at 6745 Miller Road
    Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga County
  • Incident date: 2/24/1976
  • Homicide date: Unknown
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Height: 70", Estimated
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair color: Unknown
  • Eye color: Unknown
  • Law enforcement agency: Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office


On 02/24/1976, the remains of a 17-26 year old white male were found in a wooded area off of I-77 at 6745 Miller Rd., Brecksville, OH. This individual had blonde, medium to long length hair and was wearing a long-sleeved shirt (white, blue, yellow, brown/beige in color; police report describes as paisley pattern); blue jeans; white jockey style underpants; one black and white, left tennis shoe - apparently North Star Brand tennis shoe, and a white metal ring with an inlaid pattern. Two books of matches were found in the shirt breast pocket. One book of matches was a political campaign book stating Kapper for Mayor (Akron, OH). Probable year of death is 1975. Dentals are available for comparison.


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