Corll John Doe 1973

Corll John Doe

In the early 1970s serial killer Dean Corll, a.k.a. the “Candy Man”, killed at least 28 boys and young men, burying most of them in a rented boat shed in Houston, Texas. On August 8, 1973 Corll’s killing spree ended when he was shot and killed by one of his accomplices, Elmer Henley Jr., prompting the authorities to discover one of the worst examples of serial murder in US history. The remaining unidentified Corll victim was discovered on August 9, 1973. He probably disappeared in 1971 or 1972. He was 17-20 years old, 5’2” to 5’7” in height, with dark brown hair approximately 7” in length. He had good teeth with no fillings. He was found wearing brown cowboy boots and multi-colored swim trunks, so he has been nicknamed “Swimsuit Boy”.

NamUs ID: UP4547
NCMEC ID: 11109009
Date Body Found: August 9, 1973
Race: White/Caucasian
Gender: Male
Estimated Age: 17-20
Estimated PMI: 1 year
Location: Houston, TX

Agency of Jurisdiction
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
Deborrah C. Pinto, PhD
[email protected]

Link to More Information

Status: This is no longer a DDP case and is being worked by another provider of investigative genetic genealogy

Image Credit: FACES Laboratory

Last Updated: June 28, 2023

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March 12, 2020