Marion County Ohio John Doe 1989

Marion County Ohio John Doe 1989

Description
Children playing on a rainy day in July of 1989 found a shoe near Flat Rock Run Creek. Upon further investigation, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies discovered the body of the victim entangled in brush near the creek bank, located behind a home on Harding Highway East (near Highway 309) east of Caledonia, OH.

Forensic analysis indicated the victim was a Caucasian male, between 22 and 35 years old, approximately 5’9” to 5’10” who weighed around 140 pounds with black or dark brown hair and a slight beard. The unidentified man wore several layers of clothes, including a flannel shirt, a red and black striped short-sleeved shirt, a multicolored knitted sweater, Dakota brand blue jeans, boxers, red socks, and size 9.5 black adidas brand sneakers.

Investigators determined the manner of death for the man they dubbed “Luther” was a homicide.

NamUs ID: UP4771
Date Body Found: July 19, 1989
Race:
White/Caucasian
Gender:
Male
Estimated Age:
22-40
Estimated PMI:
3 weeks
Location:
Marion County, OH

Agency of Jurisdiction
Marion County Sherriff’s Office
Christy Utley, Major
740-382-8244 x5120
cutley@co.marion.oh.us

Links to More Information
https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/4771/
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/851umoh.html
https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Briefing-Room/News-Releases/BCI/Marion-County-John-Doe-Bulletin
http://www.themountvernongrapevine.com/index.php/2017/04/19/forensic-facial-reconstruction-created-for-1989-marion-county-john-doe/

Status: Undergoing testing

Ohio Criminal Intelligence Unit