Alachua Co John Doe

Alachua Co John Doe

Description
On 13 February 1979, the skeletal remains of a white male, approximately 22 to 40 years old were found under a tree in the woods adjacent to State Road 236 in Alachua County, Florida.  Brown lace-up shoes, brown pants, a light-colored short sleeve shirt, and a light blue windbreaker jacket were found nearby along with a noose. Anthropological analysis determined the man was likely muscular and a little under 5’6” tall with a light complexion, and blonde or reddish hair.

NamUs                 UP5286
Date Found        February 13, 1979
Race                      White
Sex                         Male
Age                        22-40 Years
PMI                        6-12 months
Location               Alachua County, Florida

Agency of Jurisdiction
Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
Detective Kevin Allen
352-384-3323.

Links to More Information
https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/5286
https://crimewatchers.net/forum/index.php?threads/alachua-john-doe-wm-30s-found-in-alachua-fl-february-1979-noose-found-nearby.3262/
https://www.news4jax.com/news/florida/alachua-county/alachua-deputies-seek-information-on-cold-case

Status
Passed Quality Control waiting Sequencing. Since May, 2008 DNA Doe Project made a number of attempts at bone extraction in the case of Alachua County John Doe (1978).  It became so difficult to obtain enough DNA we decided to make this case a pilot study to determine the efficacy of amplification and enrichment for our other cases with low quantity/low-quality samples.   We established a DoeFundMe and have matching funds available to help defray the extensive lab costs.  At this point we believe we succeeded in obtaining a quality extraction and are proceeding with sequencing.

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