Barron Co John Doe

Barron Co John Doe

Description
On September 21, 1982 loggers sighted a pile of clothes in the woods on private land about 100 yards from the tree line near Highway 25 about 4 miles north of Ridgeland, Barron County, Wisconsin. Upon closer inspection they discovered it was actually badly decomposed human remains. About 3 feet away from the skeleton lay the skull and lower jaw. Upon conducting an autopsy the pathologist reported the deceased was a white male, between 18 and 22 years old, weighing 180 to 195 pounds, and standing 5’8 to 5’9. He had brown hair and a husky build. It is estimated the time of death was April to May 1982. Death was caused by three puncture wounds to the chest area with a sharp object that were so deep they left cut marks on the victim’s thoracic vertebra. Manner of death is homicide.

NamUs ID: UP8661
Date Body Found: September 21, 1982
Race:
White/Caucasian
Gender:
Male
Estimated Age:
18-24
Estimated PMI:
5 months
Location:
Dallas, WI

Agency of Jurisdiction
Baron County Sheriff’s Department
Mary Dexter
715-537-3106

Links to More Information
https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/8061/details
https://www.weau.com/home/headlines/15560572.html
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/fromwhisperstorfr/john-doe-september-1982-barron-county-wisconsin-t2240.html
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/168umwi.html

Status: Passed quality control and waiting on sequencing

Image Credit: Dr. Emily Craig

Posted on

May 17, 2019