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    CA - West Sacramento, WhtMale UP7701, 40-45, in Sacramento River, Mar'69

    Doe Network Hot Case 1172
    http://www.doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase1172.html

    Unidentified White Male

    The victim was discovered on March 18, 1969 in Yolo County, California
    Estimated Date of Death: March 13, 1969
    Cause of Death: Drowning.
    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 40-45 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6"; 150 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair; brown eyes.
    Clothing: Dark brown trousers, blue plaid shirt, khaki shirt, brown sports coat with 4 patch pockets, undershirt, dark socks with garters, white jockey shorts. Light brown 6 inch open-top field boots.
    Jewelry: Yellow metal Watham pocket watch found in right upper jacket pocket. Serial number: 6789681, bearing name of "McErin" on inside of back of watch. Dated 04/22/1956. Watch stopped at 4:07.
    Dentals: Not available. Missing the four lower front teeth.
    DNA: Not available
    Fingerprints: Partial right thumb print on file with CA Bureau Criminal Identification and Investigation, 1969. Double loop type with right slant.
    Case History
    The victim was located in the Sacramento River, 3 miles North of Freeport Bridge, West Sacramento, CA.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Yolo County Coroner Office
    Laurel Weeks
    530-668-5292
    Email
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    Case Number:
    2582-31-1969

    Source Information:
    Yolo County Coroner Office
    Last edited by CarlK90245; 03-31-2013 at 05:06 PM. Reason: added link

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    Yellow metal Watham pocket watch found in right upper jacket pocket. Serial number: 6789681, bearing name of "McErin" on inside of back of watch. Dated 04/22/1956. Watch stopped at 4:07.

    The information about the watch makes this case seem solvable. McErin is not a very common surname, and if the data on oldwatch.com is correct (and if my brain is in accordance) the watch was manufactured in 1894. (see http://www.oldwatch.com/walthamdate.html)

    Maybe it was given to him by his father? Father in law on his wedding day? Or heck, maybe he picked it up at a pawn shop. Just thought I'd throw this out there for you guys to have a crack at it. Looks intriguing, anyway.

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    Can't find any McErin's on the Social Security Death Index (maybe I'm doing it incorrectly?) but did get some hits on Ancestry. Anyone have an account and want to take a look? There aren't many but the West Coasters look worth checking out, at least (several in OR & WA).

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    Namus names no ruleouts:
    https://identifyus.org/cases/7701



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