Finger Rock John Doe 1981



On March 5, 1981, a hiker discovered several bones while attempting to rock climb in a treacherous area of Finger Rock Canyon in Tucson, Arizona. Several months later, additional skeletal remains belonging to  the same man were located in the area.  

The individual was determined to be a young man between 18-24 years old and approximately 5’10” tall.  A blue-gray jacket, a black leather Oxford shoe and a fragmentary draft card were recovered near the remains.  

The man is believed to have died between 1960 and 1975.  Based on the location where the bones were found, the man may have fallen from a ridge while rock climbing. 

NamUs ID: UP10739

Date Body Found: 3/5/1981

Race: Uncertain

Sex: Male

Estimated Age: 18-24

Estimated PMI: years (estimated year of death 1960-1975)

Agency of Jurisdiction: 

Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner

Bruce Anderson

(520) 724-8600

[email protected]

More Information:

Status: Pre-Funding

Doe-Nate Fund Goal: $4962



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Last Updated: August 31, 2022

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August 31, 2022