Tom Green Co John Doe

Tom Green County John Doe

On November 15, 1987, in a remote area near the north shore of Twin Buttes Lake southwest of San Angelo, Texas, two boys, who had gone there fishing, discovered the skeletal remains of an unidentified male. Lying in a field at the end of a caliche road off of FM 2166, the deceased was wearing jeans, undershorts, and white socks (no shoes) when he died. An autopsy revealed the young man was between 17-27 years old, probably White and Caucasian or Hispanic, stood 5’8, and weighed about 160 pounds. The cause and manner of death could not be determined, and while there were no signs of foul play, investigators think eventually the case will be determined a homicide based on the fact he was found without shoes in the middle of mesquite bushes with clean white socks. That’s why the case is known by some investigators as “White Socks”.

NamUs ID: UP4085
Date Body Found: November 15, 1987
White/Caucasian, Hispanic
Estimated Age:
Estimated PMI:
5-6 months
San Andelo, TX

Agency of Jurisdiction
Tom Green county Sheriff’s Office
Terry Lowe, Lieutenant
[email protected]

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Status: Research in progress

Image Credit: FBI Approximation Services

Last Updated: August 6, 2020

Posted on

May 17, 2019