Update from DDP
They just accepted his case at the DNA Doe Project. Marion County also worked with them to solve Dana Lowrey’s identity.
"DNA Doe Project Case Announcement: Marion County Ohio John Doe (1989)
The Marion County Sheriff's Office arranged for Marion County Ohio John Doe (1989)’s samples to be sent to the lab in June, and we are currently awaiting results of the extraction.
Who was Marion County Ohio John Doe?
Children playing on a rainy day in July of 1989 found a shoe near Flat Rock Run Creek. Upon further investigation, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies discovered the body of the victim entangled in brush near the creek bank, located behind a home on Harding Highway East (near Highway 309) east of Caledonia, Ohio
Forensic analysis indicated the victim was a Caucasian male, between 22 and 35 years old, approximately 5’9” to 5’10” who weighed around 140 pounds with black or dark brown hair and a slight beard. The unidentified man wore several layers of clothes, including a flannel shirt, a red and black striped short-sleeved shirt, a multicolored knitted sweater, Dakota brand blue jeans, boxers, red socks, and size 9.5 black adidas brand sneakers.
Investigators determined the manner of death for the man they dubbed “Luther” was a homicide.
Date found: 19 July 1989
Race: White / Caucasian
Age: 22–40 years old
PMI: Three weeks
Location: Caledonia, Marion County, Ohio
Anyone who believes they have relevant information on this case should contact authorities directly:
Marion County Sheriff's Office
Christy Utley, Lieutenant
740.382.8244 ext. 5120
Links to More Information:
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
The Doe Network
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost
Forensic Facial Reconstruction Created for 1989 Marion County John Doe
The Mount Vernon Grapevine
DNA Doe Project: http://dnadoeproject.org/case/marion-county-ohio-john-doe-1989/
Marion Sheriff Ohio
Facial approximation image provided by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
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