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MD HARFORD COUNTY JOHN DOE: M, 20-29, found by road in Abingdon, MD - 9 January 1987 *GRAPHIC*

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    Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP1863 Male, Uncertain

    Date Found January 9, 1987
    Location Found Abingdon, Maryland
    Estimated Age Range 20-29 Years

    Case Information

    Case Numbers
    NCMEC Number--
    ME/C Case Number 87-90

    Sex Male
    Race / EthnicityUncertain
    Estimated Age Group Adult - Pre 30
    Estimated Age Range 20-29 Years
    Estimated Year of Death 1987
    Estimated PMI Days
    Height 5' 7"(67 inches) , Measured
    Weight 134 lbs, Measured

    Type Unidentified Deceased
    Date Found January 9, 1987
    NamUs Case Created May 22, 2008
    Agency QA Reviewed May 23, 2008

    Location Found Map
    Street Address Route 24 between Route 1 & West Ring Factory RoadAbingdon, Maryland 21009
    County Harford County
    GPS Coordinates--
    Circumstances of Recovery Subject was found lying by the side of the road. His teeth were stained with a black or brown substance. See the article regarding the practice of ohaguro (from Wikipedia) in the Documents section.
    Details of Recovery
    Inventory of Remains All parts recovered
    Condition of Remains Recognizable face

    Physical Description
    Hair Color Black
    Head Hair Description Black, straight, approximately 3 inches in length
    Left Eye Color Brown
    Right Eye Color Brown
    Eye Description Brown
    Distinctive Physical Features
    1/2 inch scar on upper lip, top of head 4 old healed scars.

    Other distinctive physical characteristic
    Circumcised; Teeth heavily stained by black or brown substance

    Investigating Agencies

    Harford County Sheriff's Office
    Case Contributors
    Joe Mullin, Medicolegal Death Investigator
    (410) 333-3250

    Clothing and Accessories
    Lacoste brand nylon swimming shorts with liner, tri-color (unknown colors due to black and white photos) with alligator logo on right leg
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    Harford County John Doe (1987)

    Harford County John Doe was a male found shot to death in Maryland in 1987.

    Physical Description
    • He had straight black hair and brown eyes.
    • He had a scar on his upper lip and four scars on the top of his head.
    • He was circumcised.
    • His teeth were stained black or brown. He had possibly undergone Ohaguro, a practice of staining the teeth which is practiced in several parts of Asia. Otherwise, he may have smoked.

    Harford County John Doe


    Sex Male
    Race Asian
    Location Abingdon, Maryland
    Found January 9, 1987
    Unidentified for 31 years
    Postmortem interval Days
    Body condition Recognizable face
    Age approximation 20 - 29
    Height approximation 5'5 - 5'7
    Weight approximation 134 pounds
    Cause of death Gunshot (homicide)
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    349UMMD - Unidentified Male
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    Reconstructions of the victim. To view a postmortem photo, please click here.

    Date of Discovery: January 9, 1987
    Location of Discovery: Abingdon, Harford County, Maryland
    Estimated Date of Death: Days prior
    State of Remains: Recognizable face
    Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot

    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: 20-30 years old
    Race: Asian
    Sex: Male
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 134 lbs.
    Hair Color: Black hair, straight, approximately 3 inches in length.
    Eye Color: Brown.
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: A 1/2 inch scar on upper lip, top of head has 4 old, healed scars. Some moles/freckles on face.

    Dentals: Available. All 32 teeth intact with no restoration. Teeth were heavily stained. Possible indication of heavy tobacco use or the Asian practice of ohaguro, which involved staining the teeth black for cosmetic purposes or to prevent cavities.
    Fingerprints: Available.
    DNA: Available.

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Nylon Izod swim trunks, maroon and white in color, with a blue stripe, with a brown liner.
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Body found with rope, clear plastic and a tulip design bed sheet

    Circumstances of Discovery
    The victim was located on route #24, prior to the road opening, lying by the side of the road.

    He was tightly bound in fetal position with rope and wrapped in clear plastic, then wrapped in a tulip design bed sheet.

    The case has been previously submitted to different Asian papers.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Harford SO
    Agency Contact Person: N/A
    Agency Phone Number: 443-409-3503
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: 87-90

    Agency Name: Harford County Sheriff's Office
    Agency Contact Person: N/A
    Agency Phone Number: 410-836-5437
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: 87-539

    Agency Name: Maryland State Police/MD Center for Missing
    Agency Contact Person: N/A
    Agency Phone Number: 410-290-1620
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: Unknown

    NCIC Case Number: U229391555
    NamUs Case Number: 1863

    Information Source(s)

    Admin Notes
    Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 11/23/17
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    Ohaguro (お歯黒) is a custom of dyeing one's teeth black. It was most popular in Japan until the Meiji era. Tooth painting is also known and practiced in the southeastern parts of China, Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. Dyeing is mainly done by married women, though occasionally men do it as well. It was also beneficial, as it prevented tooth decay, in a similar fashion to modern dental sealants.

    In Japan, Ohaguro existed in one form or another for hundreds of years and was seen amongst the population as beautiful until the end of the Meiji period. Objects that were pitch black, such as glaze-like lacquer, were seen as beautiful.

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    Route 24 between Route 1 & West Ring Factory Road Abingdon, Maryland 21009




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    Harford County John Doe

    The body of an Asian man, aged twenty to thirty, was located on January 9, 1987 in Abingdon, Harford County, Maryland. He was murdered days before, by a gunshot wound to the chest. His body was abandoned at the side of a highway and was bound, wrapped in plastic and then covered with a sheet. He was around five feet five to five feet seven inches tall at an approximate weight of 134 pounds. The man had several scars on his face, one near his upper lip and four on the top of his head, which had healed. The victim had black, straight hair and brown eyes. He wore a pair of reddish and white nylon swim trunks that had a blue stripe and brown lining. By studying his teeth, which had no signs of dental care, it is presumed that he had a habit of using tobacco products. His case has been published in Asian media, which has ultimately been unsuccessful to develop any more clues to his identity or killer.
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    Do you recognize this man? (Harford County Sheriff's Office)

    Cold Case In Bel Air: Officials Seek Tips About Homicide Victim

    BEL AIR, MD — Authorities are asking for help identifying a man found dead in a ditch more than 30 years ago in Bel Air. Officials described the victim as an Asian man who was 20 to 30 years old.

    When officials found him in a ditch off MD 24 in Bel Air, they said he had been tied up with rope, covered in plastic wrap and shrouded with a bed sheet. The body was found on Jan. 9, 1987.

    According to officials, the victim was 5 feet 7 inches tall and 134 pounds.

    "Today, 32 years later, we are still attempting to identify him and locate his killer," the Harford County Sheriff's Office reported last week. "Detectives from the Harford County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate this cold case, and hope to identify him and bring his killers to justice."

    Anyone who may have information is asked to call Detective Moro at 443-409-3154.

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