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CA COVINA JOHN DOE: WM, 11-18, hit by car on I-10 freeway in Covina, CA - 26 Aug 1986 *Matthew Wolf*

Discussion in 'Identified!' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member


    On August 25, 1986, an unidentified male was struck by a car when he ran out in front of the moving vehicle on the west-bound I-10 San Bernardino Freeway in the Covina area of Los Angeles, California.

    The decedent is believed to be a white male, likely in his later teens.

    The decedent was found wearing white jockey shorts, blue denim jeans, and high-top tennis shoes.

    He had short blonde hair approximately 1 inch in length and was clean shaven. He also had multiple dental restorations and fillings.

    The reconstruction featured above is an artist’s rendering of what the John Doe may have looked like.

    Anyone with information should contact the Los Angeles County Coroner, reference case# 86-11032.

    NCMEC - http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMU/1184144/1

    Edited by staff to add media

    Last edited: Jul 28, 2018
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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    On 08/25/1986 @ 0010 hours he decedent was seen sitting under a call box @ the Via Verde on ramp. A short time later the decedent attempted to cross the I-10 freeway, when he was struck by a vehicle.

    Estimated age Adolescent
    Minimum age 11 years
    Maximum age 18 years
    Race White
    Sex Male
    Weight (pounds) 128, Measured
    Height (inches) 71, Measured

    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
    Jon Haynes - Colorado

    NAMUS - https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4156
  3. Made a brief list of possible matches, ages in parenthesises:

    - Lonnie Boudreau (15)
    - Brian Bleyl (17)
    - Taj Narbonne (14)
    - Barry Kephart (17)
    - Anthony Beirnes (17)
    - Marc Allen (13)
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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Anthony Beirnes is presumed drowned along with two other boys in Washington. Doubtful it's him.

    Otherwise, who knows. Unfortunately DNA for Covina Doe isn't available, so it's hard to have any rule-outs.

    Does anyone know if Dentals are automatically run like DNA is? Covina Doe does have dentals entered, as do all of the boys listed except Barry Kephart.
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  5. I was unaware of his presumed fate, so thank you!!
  6. The Coffeenator

    The Coffeenator Fluent in crapanese

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  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Looks like he's off NamUS, too! Thanks!
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  8. The Coffeenator

    The Coffeenator Fluent in crapanese

    And his NCMEC is down, as well.
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  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I just checked that, too! :highfive:
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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    :eek::eek::eek: I'm so glad he was identified!

    There is a commenter on that page from November 2016 who said the reconstruction looked like their brother.
    Posters from other places have said that he was identified as this person.
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  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I saw the brother's post, but I didn't see the follow-up. Thank you for the update!
  12. The Coffeenator

    The Coffeenator Fluent in crapanese

  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Rest in peace now, Matthew. Glad you've got your name back.
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  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    He was such a cute boy! I wonder why he wasn't reported missing - or how long was he missing?

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  15. Jem

    Jem Member


    Matthew Alan Wolf was hit by a car on August 25, 1986, and died due to injuries. His body remained unidentified for 32 years. He was identified after his sister came out claiming this person could be her brother.
  16. spike

    spike Bronze Member

  17. Jem

    Jem Member

    Matthew was under a cell box and attempted to cross a highway, but got hit by a vehicle. It has never been released if it was a hit and run or not.
  18. The Coffeenator

    The Coffeenator Fluent in crapanese

  19. Jem

    Jem Member

    I suspect this was a hit and run. The highways in "Cali-Cali-California" are bustling.
  20. Jem

    Jem Member

    Also, Covina is technically a town. It's population in 2017 was about 47,000.

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