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John Doe, #3044  Unidentified remains

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John Doe, #3044
  • Case number: 3044
  • Incident location: 24515 Forbes Road
    Oakwood Village, Ohio - Cuyahoga County
  • Incident date: 8/3/1970
  • Homicide date: Unknown
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: Black
  • Height: 67", measured
  • Weight: Cannot Estimate
  • Hair color: Black
  • Law enforcement agency: Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office


On 08/03/1970, the body of a black male was found in a previously abandoned burned out house at 24515 Forbes Rd., Oakwood Village, OH. The victim was approximately 25-35 years old. This man was wearing a black cotton shirt, style is fitted in the manner of "body shirts", a pair dark trousers -appears to be a muted brownish black color; vertical blue threads and horizontal yellow and blue-green threads; label on pants said "Dry Clean Only...Kuppenheimer EverKreased". He was also wearing a pair of low cut canvas shoes - rubber soles and toe protectors; sole edges have red and blue stripes; insole had words: "Speed Star - Full Cushioned Insole - Cushion Arch, Made in USA, 9", seem to be Keds brand. The shoes exhibited spatters of paint (white, cream or beige, brown, light green, dark green; much signs of wear. He also had a small black hair pick - 5 of 8 teeth present; teeth about 2 1/4 " long; KEE appears on upper portion of comb.


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