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PA SCHUYLKILL RIVER JOHN DOE: BM, 18-35, found submerged in Schuylkill River - 2 July 2012

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    Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP11266 Male, Black / African American

    Date Found July 2, 2012
    Location Found Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Estimated Age Range 18-35 Years

    Case Information

    Case Numbers
    NCMEC Number--
    ME/C Case Number 12-2704

    Sex Male
    Race / EthnicityBlack / African American
    Estimated Age Group Adult - Pre 40
    Estimated Age Range 18-35 Years
    Estimated Year of Death 2012
    Estimated PMI Days
    Height 6' 2"(74 inches) , Estimated
    Weight 155 lbs, Estimated

    Type Unidentified Deceased
    Date Found July 2, 2012
    NamUs Case Created April 29, 2013
    Agency QA Reviewed--

    Location Found Map
    Street Address 1 N. 30th St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
    County Philadelphia County
    GPS Coordinates--
    Circumstances of RecoveryFound submerged in the Schuylkill River by joggers using the River Walk Trail.
    Details of Recovery

    Inventory of Remains All parts recovered
    Condition of Remains Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction

    Physical Description
    Hair Color Black
    Head Hair Description Dread locks
    Body Hair Description--
    Facial Hair Description Partial Beard
    Left Eye Color Brown
    Right Eye Color Brown
    Eye Description Bloating

    Distinctive Physical Features
    No Information Entered

    Clothing and Accessories
    Multiple sugar-free lozenges in R. trouser pocket Vial of yellow-tinted fluid in R. trouser pocket
    Near the Body

    2 black undershirts 1 black short-sleeve dress shirt with white stitching Black trousers with white & red stitching Blue belt with many metal ring slots Red/white/black boxer shorts with diamond-shaped pattern Black hosiery
    On the Body

    Black boots ("Smith's American" Brand) size 12
    On the Body

    White-metal ring (skull design) on the L. middle finger Key-chain with "8-ball" pendant on belt loop of trousers

    Investigating Agencies
    Philadelphia Cnty Med Exmnrs Ofc
    Seth Ditzio, Medical Examiner
    Northwest Detectives
    McDermott, Detective
    Case Contributors
    Seth Ditizio, Medicolegal Death Investigator
    Philadelphia Cnty Med Exmnrs Ofc

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    Akoya Bronze Member


    Philadelphia John Doe (July 2, 2012)

    Philadelphia John Doe was a man found deceased in a river in 2012.

    Physical Description
    • He had black hair worn in braids and a partial beard.
    • He had brown eyes.
    • He was wearing a white metal ring on his left middle finger.

    Philadelphia John Doe


    Sex Male
    Race Black
    Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Found July 2, 2012
    Unidentified for 5 years
    Postmortem interval Days
    Body condition Decomposed
    Age approximation 18 - 35
    Height approximation 6' - 6'2
    Weight approximation 120 - 155 pounds
    Cause of death Not stated(S)2
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    Street Address 1 N. 30th St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


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    Found submerged in the Schuylkill River by joggers using the River Walk Trail.


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