Found floating in the All American Canal, an irrigation canal, in Mecca, CA (Riverside County) on October 4, 1975 at 14:13. It is believed that he had been dead three days to one week prior to being found.
Cause of death is homicide
Doe Network Hot Case 1281 http://www.doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase1281.html
Estimated age: 20 - 25 years old (Riverside County Coroner/Sheriff and Doe Network), 18 – 25 (NamUs)
Approximate Height and Weight: 6'0"; 185 lbs
Hair / Eyes: His hair was dark brown with unknown eye color.
Hair Length: The hair was of medium length.
Clothing: He was found wearing blue denim Levis pants and a white T-shirt. His pockets were empty. No shoes, jewelry or identification was found.
His dental chart is shown on the Riverside County Coroner/Sheriff page.
The victim was located floating in the All American Canal, an irrigation canal, in Mecca, CA. He died from a blow to his head then placed in the water with a rope around his neck attached to a piece of iron for a weight. The canal is controlled by a series of gates and the distance to the last gate was about eight miles, within the rural Mecca area.