Van Buren Co John Doe 1987

Van Buren Co John Doe 1987

On December 24, 1987 the nearly skeletal remains of a young male were found about 40 feet into a wooded area next to a field approximately 300 yards off Territorial Road one mile east of Keeler, Michigan. Forensic investigators determined the deceased was Hispanic/Latino, 15-22 years old, 5′ 9″ tall, with black hair. The cause and manner of death were not disclosed. The young man was wearing a white nylon ski jacket with blue stripe with removable sleeves, jeans, gray plaid long-sleeved shirt over a Busch Gardens t-shirt with 2 Clydesdale horses on the back. He had on size 10 black ankle boots with zippers. He had been dead for a number of months.

NamUs ID: UP9888
Date Body Found: December 24, 1987
Race: Hispanic/Latino
Gender: Male
Estimated Age: 15-22
Estimated PMI: months
Location: Keeler Township, MI

Agency of Jurisdiction
Hanna Friedlander, Human Remains Analyst
[email protected]

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Status: Research in Process

Image Credit: Kim Parkhurst, DNA Doe Project Note: Image is an approximation based on partial skeletal remains and is not intended to be an exact likeness

Last Updated: September 23, 2022

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December 14, 2019