Poster of John Doe, #2008

John Doe, #2008

John Doe, #2008
  • Case number: 2008
  • Incident location: 8135 Wade Park Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio - Cuyahoga County
  • Incident date: 4/3/1974
  • Homicide date: Unknown
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: Unknown
  • Height: 70", Estimated
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair color: Unknown
  • Eye color: Unknown
  • Law enforcement agency: Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office


On 04/03/1974, the remains of a 35-40 year old male were located at 8135 Wade Park Ave., Cleveland, OH. It was determined that the unknown adult male had apparently climbed into a crawl space and expired at an undetermined time. The building had been firebombed on 06/27/1973 and was gutted by fire on 03/14/1974. Of the other items found in the building, there was a shoe, much like those worn by men in the 1930's. The shoes were ankle high and the last three eyelets were a hook type. According to the police report, there was a beer bottle from the Royal Beer Company, Cleveland, Ohio. This beer was bottled in 1938. Only the mandible was found for this individual, the skull was missing. Race is unknown.


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