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AK TOK JOHN DOE: WM, 25-35, one-eyed hitchhiker picked up in Idaho - 20 August 1979

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1900 to 1979' started by Romulus, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Romulus

    Romulus In the earth of missing person

    2843UMAK - Unidentified Male
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    Artistic renderings and sketch of the victim

    Date of Discovery: August 20, 1979
    Location of Discovery: Tok, Fairbanks, North Star County, Alaska
    Estimated Date of Death: 1978
    State of Remains: Skeletal, mandible not recovered
    Cause of Death: Homicide

    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: Adult - Pre 40 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: 6’0”, estimated
    Weight: 185 lbs., estimated
    Hair Color: Brown, long.
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Left eye missing.

    Dentals: Available
    Fingerprints: Not Available
    DNA: Available

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Unknown
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Leather eye patch worn over left eye. Wore a headband.

    Circumstances of Discovery
    The victim was a hitchk apparently hitchhiked to Alaska, where he was murdered by the individual who picked him up

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Alaska Medical Examiner's Office
    Agency Contact Person: Stephen Hoage
    Agency Phone Number: 907-334-2200
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: 03-00887

    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NamUs Case Number: 12375

    Information Source(s)

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  2. KareBear

    KareBear Well-Known Member

    How do they know where he was picked up? Where is it stated that he was originally picked up in Idaho?
    He only had Canadian currency, being picked up somewhere in Canada would have been my assumption.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2019
  3. KareBear

    KareBear Well-Known Member

    Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP12375Male, White / Caucasian
    Date Body FoundAugust 20, 1979
    Location FoundTok, Alaska

    Case Information

    Case Numbers
    NCMEC Number--
    ME/C Case Number03-00887
    Sex Male
    Race / EthnicityWhite / Caucasian
    Possible First Name--
    Possible Middle Name--
    Possible Last Name--
    Possible Nickname--
    Estimated Age GroupAdult - Pre 40
    Estimated Age Range (Years)--
    Estimated Year of Death1978
    Estimated PMIYears
    Height 6' 0"(72 inches) , Estimated
    Weight 185 lbs, Estimated

    Type Unidentified Deceased
    Date Body Found August 20, 1979
    NamUs Case Created April 15, 2014
    ME/C QA Reviewed--
    Location Found Map
    General Location--Tok, Alaska
    CountyFairbanks North Star Borough
    GPS Coordinates--
    Circumstances of Recovery Hitchhiker picked up and travelled with killer to Alaska. UP killed and dumped. Mandible not recovered

    Details of Recovery

    Inventory of Remains--
    Condition of Remains Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton

    Physical Description
    Hair Color Brown
    Head Hair Description Long hair
    Body Hair Description--
    Facial Hair Description--
    Left Eye Color Unknown
    Right Eye Color Unknown

    Eye DescriptionLeft eye missing, UP wore a leather patch over his eye
    Distinctive Physical Features
    No Known Information

    Clothing and Accessories
    2 packs of Winston cigarettes 3 books of matches Broken yellow lead pencil
    Near the Body

    Near the Body

    Mervyns Mark II jacket, size large, green and brown plaid Blue jeans containing 15 cents (dime and nickel in Canadian currency) in the right front pocket and a white and orange marble in the left front pocket Green and white plaid C.P.O. type shirt Blue bandana White t-shirt Blue socks
    Near the Body

    Black leather eye patch
    On the Body

    Brown leather ankle lace boots
    Near the Body


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