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CA COLTON JOHN DOE: WM, 55-69, found in hobo camp near Colton, CA - 18 June 1964 - Hamilton watch

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1900 to 1979' started by Romulus, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Romulus

    Romulus In the earth of missing person

    The Doe Network

    victim's pocket watch (front and back); Replica of the pocketwatch

    Unidentified Male

    Date of Discovery: June 18, 1964
    Location of Discovery: Colton, San Bernardino County, California
    Estimated Date of Death: 10-14 days prior
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
    Cause of Death: Unknown
    Physical Description

    ** Listed information is approximate

    Estimated Age: 55-69 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'6" to 5'8"
    Weight: 140-160 lbs.
    Hair Color: Gray, balding.
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Wore a gray mustache and a few days growth of beard.
    Dentals: Not available. Edentulous except for one lower molar (unknown if right or left).
    Fingerprints: Not available.
    DNA: Available. Head (frontal sinus) x-rays are available.
    Clothing & Personal Items

    Clothing: Gray plaid shirt, two pairs of gray or green pants, brown lace boots, blue socks, gray cap, tan jacket. Other clothing was present at the scene but no description is available.
    Jewelry: Found at the time of exhumation for DNA (April 15, 2011) was an open-face, railroad-style Hamilton Watch Company(Lancaster, PA, Model 992 Serial #1233971, Manufactured 1915). The watch case was manufactured by Illinois Watchcase Co. - Spartan (serial #958339). Inside the back cover of the cases were two etched number/letter groups which appear to be as follows: "M11374H" and "P249-8" - the obscured numbers may be "7" and "2".
    Additional Personal Items: A leather key case bore the initials "W.D.P."
    Case History

    The victim's body was located in a hobo camp near the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks in Colton.
    Investigating Agency(s)

    If you have any information about this case please contact;

    Agency Name:
    San Bernardino County Sheriff Department - Coroner Division
    Agency Contact Person: Robert Hunter
    Agency Phone Number: 909-387-2978
    [HR][/HR]Agency Case Number: ME: 25975; John Doe #01-64
    NCIC Case Number: N/A
    NamUs Case Number: UP #8678
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
    Information Source(s)



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