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OH MARION COUNTY JOHN DOE: WM, 22-40, found in Flat Rock Run Creek near Caledonia, OH - 19 July 1989

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1980 to 1989' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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    Children playing on a rainy day in July of 1989 found a shoe near Flat Rock Run Creek. Upon further investigation, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies discovered the body of the victim entangled in brush near the creek bank, located behind a home on Harding Highway East (near Highway 309) east of Caledonia, OH.

    Forensic analysis indicated the victim was a Caucasian male, between 22 and 35 years old, approximately 5’9” to 5’10” who weighed around 140 pounds with black or dark brown hair and a slight beard. The unidentified man wore several layers of clothes, including a flannel shirt, a red and black striped short-sleeved shirt, a multicolored knitted sweater, Dakota brand blue jeans, boxers, red socks, and size 9.5 black adidas brand sneakers.

    Investigators determined the manner of death for the man they dubbed “Luther” was a homicide.

    Status: Undergoing testing



    Demographics
    Sex: Male
    Race / Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
    Estimated Age Group: Adult - Pre 40
    Estimated Age Range (Years): 22-40
    Estimated Year of Death: 1989
    Estimated PMI: 3 Weeks
    Height: 5' 9"(69 inches) , Estimated
    Weight: 140 lbs, Estimated

    Circumstances

    Type: Unidentified Deceased
    Date Body Found: July 19, 1989
    Location Found
    Street Address: Flat Run Creek intersection of Marion-Galion Road Ohio
    County: Marion County
    Circumstances of Recovery: Remains discovered a a flowing creek by two boaters.
    Details of Recovery
    Inventory of Remains: All parts recovered
    Condition of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction

    Physical Description
    Hair Color: Brown
    Head Hair Description: Dark brown to black in color
    Facial Hair Description: Slight amount of beard (observed on the right side of the face)

    Clothing and Accessories
    Clothing: Flannel shirt, sweater, blue jeans - On the Body
    Footwear: Black tennis shoes - On the Body

    https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/4771/

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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Date of Discovery: July 19, 1989
    Location of Discovery: Marion County, Ohio
    Estimated Date of Death: 3-6 weeks
    State of Remains: Decomposed
    Cause of Death: Homicide<

    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: 22-40 years old
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 140-170 lbs.
    Hair Color: Brown to black hair. Slight amount of beard (observed on the right side of the face).
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Available
    Fingerprints:Not available
    DNA: Available

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Flannel short sleeved black-and-red striped shirt, multicolored knitted sweater with diamond and zigzag designs, Dakota blue jeans, dark red ribbed socks and black Adidas Continental tennis shoes, size 9 1/2.
    Jewelry: None.
    Additional Personal Items: None.

    Circumstances of Discovery
    The victim was located in the Flat Rock Creek near Ohio 309, in Marion County, Ohio on July 19, 1989. He is known as "Luther" to authorities.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/851umoh.html

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