08-08-2010, 07:22 PM #1
CA - Los Angeles, BlkMale 1391UMCA, >18, GSW, very tall, Feb'68
The Doe Network:
Case File 1391UMCA http://doenetwork.org/cases/1391umca.html
Reconstruction of Victim by Carl Koppelman
WARNING: POSTMORTEM PHOTO AT LINK
Unidentified Black Male
* The victim was discovered on February 9, 1968 in Los Angeles County, California
* Estimated age: Over 18 years old
* Approximate Height and Weight: 6'3"; 156 lbs.
* Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair; brown eyes.
* Clothing: Brown belt, avocado green sweater, two tone green turtleneck shirt, blue pants, olive green socks, grey high top shoes, white boxer shorts.
The victim was located on February 9, 1968, at approximately 05.13, at the rear of 3870 South Normandie Avenue in L.A.
He was the victim of a gunshot.
Last edited by CarlK90245; 09-13-2014 at 10:05 PM.
08-08-2010, 07:23 PM #2
This morning, I drove over to the Trinity Baptist Church near the corner of Jefferson and Arlington in South Central LA., and asked to speak with the Minister of the Church. He wasn't there, but several other church officials were in the office upstairs.
I brought with me a large 8.5 x 11 color print-out of the boy (above), and another facial reconstruction of a UID young woman (below) who also died in 1968.
The postmortem photos were printed on the reverse side of the pages. I also brought DoeNetwork printouts of both cases, and a google earth map of the locations where their bodies were found.
I asked the church elders if it was possible to show these images to any persons in their parish who have lived in the area since 1968 to see if they might recognize either of these two people. They said that there were plenty of their church members who have lived in the area since the 60's
One of the men indicated that he was not sure how he would go about it, but he said that he might be able to publish the photos in the church bulletin. They reacted very positively to my visit, and one of the men commented "This is very honorable and important work that you do.".
Hopefully, someone will recognize one or both of these people and if there are any family members still living, they can finally know what happened to their loved ones. It is probable that the parents of these two persons are not still alive, but there may be siblings still around.
Last edited by CarlK90245; 09-13-2014 at 10:11 PM.
08-08-2010, 10:29 PM #3
Carl, I must say that I'm impressed with what you did. Hope someone knows something and an identification can be made.
04-05-2011, 07:02 PM #4
I was just wondering if anyone had gotten back to you about the pictures.
04-05-2011, 07:42 PM #5
12-15-2015, 01:03 AM #6
Poor guy. This case really gets to me because it was two months, almost to the day, before my mother was born.
I really wonder who did this, and who he was. He was remained unidentified for so long.
Hopefully, Carl's segment on Crime Watch Daily (totally awesome!) has reached the right people, and they will come forward.
I just can't get over how young this poor guy looked--he was tall, but he had very youthful features. Could it be he was under 18 but had matured quickly? I ask because lots of guys have growth spurts and quit growing years before--my dad was 6'2 by age 13. Could this John Doe be in the same boat, possibly?
12-15-2015, 02:41 AM #7
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