Butler County John Doe 1997

Butler County John Doe 1997

Description
On May 18, 1997 the decomposing body of a white male was discovered in the Great Miami River near Reigart Road at the south end of Horseshoe Dam in Fairfield Township by Indian Springs, north of Hamilton, OH. The location of the body has led investigators to suspect the man may have been a victim a hit-and-run accident.

The deceased is estimated to have been between 35-60 years old, 5’10, 120-140 lbs with a husky build and an unusual protruding chin. At autopsy the discovery of surgical scar in his facial bone indicated he probably would have had a scar on the inside edge of his right eye. Within a year before his death, all his teeth had been extracted. And, the autopsy revealed he had cirrhosis of the liver, so he may have had a problem with alcoholism.

NamUs ID: UP4754
Date Body Found: May 18, 1997
Race:
White/Caucasian
Gender:
Male
Estimated Age:
30-60
Estimated PMI:
months
Location:
Hamilton, OH

Agency of Jurisdiction
Butler County Coroner’s Office
William E. Havens, Investigator
513-785-5860
havenswe@butlercountyohio.org

Links to More Information
https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/4754/
https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Law-Enforcement/Investigator/Unidentified-Remains/Doe-(7)
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/122umoh.html
https://www.journal-news.com/news/remains-found-west-chester-now-have-face/15UWy5jSe0H1sRQsYfcQZP/

Status: Undergoing testing

Image Credit: Forensic Imaging Unit, NCMEC