Delafield John Doe 1977

Delafield John Doe 1977

On September 14, 1977, during the early morning hours, a Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department Deputy was pursuing a vehicle for speeding when the driver ran a stop sign, lost control, left the highway, and crashed. The driver was killed when he was ejected from the vehicle; he was the sole occupant. The incident occurred 7 ½ miles east of Delafield, Wisconsin. Investigators discovered the vehicle had been stolen from Gurnee, Illinois. During autopsy the forensic pathologist determined the deceased was a White / Caucasian male, 20-30 years old, 6 feet tall, 155 pounds, with brown hair cut military style. Items found in the vehicle contained the name “John”. Investigators were able to eliminate the vehicle’s owner, but could not determine if the name was actually the decedent’s name, an alias, or something unrelated to him.

NamUs ID: UP7632
Date Body Found: September 14, 1977
Race: White/Caucasian
Gender: Male
Estimated Age: 20-30
Estimated PMI: minutes
Location: Delafield, WI

Agency of Jurisdiction
Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department
Mike Toole, Detective

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Status: Research in progress

Photo Credit: NCMEC

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February 17, 2020