Lenawee Co John Doe 1997

Lenawee Co John Doe 1997

On November 19, 1997 unrecognizable human remains were found in a cornfield in section 22 of Blissfield Township, which is west of Corey Highway and north of Carroll Highway in Lenawee County, Michigan. The head and both hands were missing, and the body had sustained damage from insect and animal activity. A layer of snow was covering nearly all of the body. Forensic investigators determined the remains were of a light-skinned Hispanic male, 20-40 years old, approximately 5’8” tall and weighing about 150 pounds. Investigators followed up on a tip indicating the man had come from the McAllen, Texas area, but they were unable to confirm the information or find anyone matching the description missing from that area at the time. The man probably died sometime earlier the same year.

NamUs ID: UP8975
Date Body Found: November 19, 1997
Race: Mixed White / Caucasian, Hispanic, Latino
Gender: Male
Estimated Age: 20-40
Estimated PMI: 2-3 months
Location: Blissfield Township, MI

Agency of Jurisdiction
Michigan State Police
Erik Darling
[email protected]

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Status: Research in progress

Image Credit:  Sarah Krebs, MSP

Last Updated: August 6, 2020

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December 5, 2019