Verna called me today in response to our questions. Here they are below: Is it possible to get a digital photograph of the Accutron watch movement and case that the John Doe was wearing? The reason this request has been made is because apparently when an old watch is opened to reveal the works, you can often find the initials and date of the various repairers who had worked on it scratched somewhere on the case or movement. If this is possible, you can email me the photos and I can post them to our group for further investigation. Verna responded that the watch was actually sent in to Bulova Accutron right after the John Doe was found. The Bulova company took the watch apart and examined it and could not find any markings on the case or works. They did say it was circa 1968-69ish but by the time the watch was being researched all the records from Bulova in that era had been destroyed. There have been a lot of questions about the possible sighting of the couple at the fruit stand. I was wondering if you could give us more detail about what was seen, if anything, by the fruit stand workers? Verna is actually in the process of researching the account of the fruit stand sighting in more detail. The owners of the fruit stand are now deceased, however Verna believes it is possible their relatives still live in the house on the property that is adjacent to where the fruit stand was, so she is going to try to visit there and see if the relatives have any recollection about being told anything on this. Can you give us an idea about how RECENT the restorations on the John Doe’s teeth were made prior to his death? Also, can you tell us specifically which teeth were missing? Verna reports that a lot of the information about this case have been lost/mislaid- including some of the TEETH belonging to the John Doe. They were given to a forensic dentist to study- he died and his wife inadvertantly threw away the dental samples! Verna says she is unable to tell us how old the work was on the teeth. About the John Doe’s ring/watch: it is noted in the case history that the John Doe may have tried to sell the ring to the KOA campground worker. Were pawnshops checked locally to see if he’d pawned the ring and watch in the area previously and then came back to claim them? This was checked at the time with negative results. I am also sending you two leads on missing people. One is a girl from Quebec named Sylvie Ouimet and the other is a young man named James Berkeley Norris who went missing in South Florida who looks similar to your John Doe (except that he has facial hair). I am not sure if these are matches but it can’t hurt to look at them. I am faxing you their printed Doe Network pages, you can also visit the links below in order to get a better look at the photos: http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/886dmfl.html http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2322dfqc.html Both the above missing people have been ruled out by Verna's forensics guy. James Norris had a distinctive scar on his upper lip which the Sumter County John Doe did not, and Sylvie Ouimet did not have any moles/beauty marks on her face. Several forum members are working on setting up MySpace pages on your John/Jane Doe. They are works in progress but are up and running. MySpace has a huge worldwide membership so we are hoping this will help get your case more notoriety. Here are the links to the MySpace pages: Verna loves it that the myspace pages have been set up and says to tell you all how appreciative she is of your work. She is not very computer savvy so she appreciates being able to relay stuff to us by phone. (We've become friends and she has endeared herself to me in particular since I had a grandmother from the south who was a real pistol and Verna reminds me a lot of her. ) ABOUT THE DNA: Verna is perturbed (to put it mildly) about the DNA. She has called several times on the status and is getting stonewalled. It is possible that it keeps getting put to the back of the pile in favor of higher priority cases that come up. As soon as she gets it back she will let us know. ABOUT THE KOA Campground worker: She believes his wife is still alive and so she is going to try to talk to her about any recollections she has about the game of pool that was played by the John Doe and the conversation that took place. Verna said she will update me if she has a chance to get more info from this man's widow. OTHER NEWS: It is possible that Verna may have an interest in this case by a psychic with a television show. I had heard about this person and their show and contacted them, and in turn, they contacted Verna. It is very tentative right now so I've been asked to hold off on the details, but the hope is that this person may at least be able to look at the case and give some impressions, even if the case is not the subject of a future show. I will post updates when I hear more about this from Verna.