Barron Co John Doe

Barron Co John Doe

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
Estimated Age:
Estimated PMI:
5 months
Dallas, WI

Agency of Jurisdiction
Baron County Sheriff’s Department
Mary Dexter

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Status: Passed quality control and waiting on sequencing

Image Credit: Dr. Emily Craig

Posted on

May 17, 2019