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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The DNA Doe Project first coordinated with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office on the case of Alachua County John Doe (1978) in May of 2018. Since then we have made three attempts at bone extraction, but still have not obtained enough DNA for sequencing. We have decided to make this case a pilot study to determine the efficacy of amplification and enrichment for our low quantity/low-quality samples. We have therefore set up a DoeFundMe for ACJD, and matching funds are available to help defray lab costs. We may also try one more bone extraction to boost the quantity in order to give him our best shot.
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DoeFundMe Goal: $1,530