Mr X Doe 1972

Mr X Doe 1972

Description
On December 11, 1972, while investigating buzzards circling on his property in northwest Johnson County, Texas, a rancher discovered a human body.  The unidentified nude male had been shot with a small-caliber handgun three times and died up to a week before.  An autopsy revealed that the small man was about 30 years old, about 5’6 with short, curly brown hair.  The original investigation was hampered by extensive damage done to the remains by foraging animals.  Unable to identify the deceased, the man was buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne, TX.  The body was exhumed for analysis and collection of material for DNA in 2013.

NamUs                 UP11445
Date Found         December 11, 1972
Race                    White / Caucasian, possibly Hispanic
Sex                      Male
Age                      16-24
PMI                      3-4 days
Location             Johnson County, Texas

Agency of Jurisdiction
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Cold Case Squad
James Ferguson
817-556-6058

Links to More Information
https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/11445/
http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/news/cold-case-squad-seeks-answers-in-two-homicides/article_f2eff62e-6b35-11e7-aa2d-6360dc788cb4.html
https://trello-attachments.s3.amazonaws.com/5b63a9906697dc4908f099ef/5c8ca883de7ab7294b3fda68/x/c6b9bd6f7fc26f3bb5bd2c5359306210/DMN_Article.pdf

Status
Undergoing testing

This case was a DDP Fund.  The goal was $2,400.

Current raised amount: $205

Thanks to the generosity of the Dyer Family Foundation and the listeners of Crime Junkie Podcast we are able to top off our goal for Mr. X! He is fully funded.

Image Credit:  NamUs

Posted on

May 5, 2019