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.
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Race / Ethnicity: White / Caucasian, Uncertain
Estimated Age Group: Adult - Pre 40
Height: 5' 7"-5' 10"(67-70 inches) , Estimated
CircumstancesType: Unidentified Deceased
Date Body Found: March 10, 2019
Location Found MapLocation: Dandridge, Tennessee 37725
County: Jefferson County
Circumstances of Recovery: A homeowner was in the area walking around the edge of Douglas Lake and found a duffel bag that contained the decedent's remains. The head and both hands were not located in the bag or on scene.
Details of RecoveryCondition of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Physical DescriptionHair Color: Unknown
Head Hair Description: No skull
Distinctive Physical FeaturesNo tattoos and no medical devices
Clothing and Accessories
Clothing: black "Walking Dead" t-shirt, blue jeans, black belt with white buckle, and white socks. A name is present on the belt, "Gerald". - On the Body
#JohnDoe wore a black Walking Dead t-shirt and a leather belt stamped with the name “Gerald” when found in March 2019 near Douglas Lake in TENN.
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.
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