Jefferson Co John Doe 2019

On March 10, 2019 a homeowner walking near Douglas Lake in Dandridge, Tennessee reported seeing a suspicious bag next to the lake shore. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies determined the bag, which turned out to be a golf bag, contained human remains. The Regional Forensic Center in Knoxville was unable to provide much information about the deceased other than he was a male of uncertain race/ethnicity, possibly white, an estimated 5′ 7″-5′ 10″ tall, and an adult less than 40-years-old. A black Walking Dead t-shirt and a leather belt stamped with the name “Gerald” found with the remains were not helpful in identifying the deceased. The case is being treated as a homicide.

NamUs ID: UP56927
Date Body Found: March 10, 2019
Race: Uncertain
Gender: Male
Estimated Age: Adult – Pre 40
Estimated PMI: Unknown
Location: Dandridge, TN

Agency of Jurisdiction
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Michael O’Keefe, Agent
[email protected]

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Status: Research in progress

Image Credit: Image compiled by Jack Friess, DNA Doe Project.

Last Updated: November 11, 2020

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March 3, 2020