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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


    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

    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


    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


  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    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

    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.


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