WV BECKLEY JOHN DOE: WM, 17-21, struck by a car on US 19-21 in Beckley, WV - 23 Jul 1972 - Hitchhiking, maybe from Chicago

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Unidentified Body/Remains (White Male)
Found July 23, 1972 in Raleigh County, WV
Body Condition: Not recognizable - Traumatic injuries
Probable year of death: 1972 to 1975
Estimated postmortem interval: hours

Vital Statistics
Estimated age: 17-21 (Adult - Pre-30)
Approximate Height: 72 estimate
Approximate Weight: cannot estimate
Hair Color: Brown; Dark reddish brown hair
Eye Color: Unknown
Scars and marks: moustache

Clothing & Accessories
Clothing: Wearing a black pair of Levis, a blue and grey checkered shirt and jungle boots
Jewerly: nothing
Footwear: jungle boots
Accessories: nothing

Identifiers
Fingerprints: Fingerprint information is available elsewhere
Dentals: Dental information / charting is not available
DNA: Sample available - not yet submitted

Case History: The unidentified was hitch-hiking when he was struck by a car that went out of control near the Fair Deal Market on US 19-21. A motorist who had given the hitch-hiker a ride just before his death told police the man told him he was en route to Bluefield where he was born to get a birth certificate so he could join the Army. He also told, the motorist he was raised in Chicago, IL., but his parents were dead. He never divulged his name.


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