On 13 February 1979, the skeletal remains of a white male, approximately 22 to 40 years old were found under a tree in the woods adjacent to State Road 236 in Alachua County, Florida. Brown lace-up shoes, brown pants, a light-colored short sleeve shirt, and a light blue windbreaker jacket were found nearby along with a noose. Anthropological analysis determined the man was likely muscular and a little under 5’6” tall with a light complexion, and blonde or reddish hair.
Date Found February 13, 1979
Age 22-40 Years
PMI 6-12 months
Location Alachua County, Florida
Agency of Jurisdiction
Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
Detective Kevin Allen
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Passed Quality Control waiting Sequencing. Since May, 2008 DNA Doe Project made a number of attempts at bone extraction in the case of Alachua County John Doe (1978). It became so difficult to obtain enough DNA we decided to make this case a pilot study to determine the efficacy of amplification and enrichment for our other cases with low quantity/low-quality samples. We established a DoeFundMe and have matching funds available to help defray the extensive lab costs. At this point we believe we succeeded in obtaining a quality extraction and are proceeding with sequencing.
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