WA PEND OREILLE COUNTY JOHN DOE: WM, 35-60, found in tent in remote area in Pend Oreille County, WA - 2 Dec 2014 *RANDALL PRIBORSKY*


Unidentified White Male
NamUs #UP13951
Found December 2, 2014 in a remote wooded area near Hwy 2 in Pend Oreille County, WA
Body Condition: Not recognizable-partial skeletal parts only


Vital Statistics
Estimated age: 35-60
Approximate Height: Under 6 feet
Approximate Weight: Over 250 lbs
Hair Color: Few hairs found - appear to be medium brown

Clothing & Accessories

  • A Thick “watch cap”, navy blue in color. Lower part was red with a navy blue stripe running its circumference through the center of the red
  • Size 48 waist, 30 inch inseam pants
  • plaid, button up, w/collar shirt, Faded Glory brand - Size XXXL
  • Red fleece zippered jacket with hood.
  • White socks
* Black, 8 inch shaft, lace up steel toe work boot. Brahma brand, military looking (only one recovered)

    • Navy blue small back pack Jansport brand
    • Red sleeping bag, canvas outer shell with flannel inside lining
    • Other personal items included toothpaste, a toothbrush, toe nail clippers, deodorant, 2 markers, a key chain w/ no keys, and a hair brush
    • Wire rim (aviator style), plastic lens eye glasses, clear lens (located in backpack)

Case History:
Found near a tent in a remote wooded area.


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Pend Oreille County Sheriff's & Coroner's Office Team with Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office and Othram to ID 2014 John Doe​

In January 2023, Othram successfully obtained a DNA extract that was sufficient for testing. Othram used Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing® to build a comprehensive DNA profile for the unknown man and Othram's in-house genealogy team used the DNA profile in a forensic genetic genealogy research to generate investigative leads. Othram genealogists worked together with Nicole Hamada, a death investigator with the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office, to find possible relatives. DNA reference testing of Randall's brother ultimately confirmed that the decedent was Randall Reed Priborsky. The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office was able to determine that Randall had been in the Oldtown, Idaho area in 2008.

It was reported that Randall was last in contact with family in 2003. Randall was born in Sioux City, lowa and enjoyed reading. The circumstances of his disappearance are not known. On July 28, 2023, Pend Oreille County Coroner Dolly Hunt officially identified the decedent as Randall Reed Priborsky.


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