http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/425umor.html Unidentified White Male The victim was discovered on August 26, 1972 in Bandon, Coos County, Oregon Estimate Date of Death: 1967 - 1969 (3-5 years prior) Cause of Death: 2 gunshots to head State of Remains: Skeletal Vital Statistics Estimated age: 50 - 70 years old Approximate Height and Weight: 5'10" - 6'0"; 180-200 lbs. Distinguishing Characteristics: No evidence of old fractures. Clothing: Hat with hatband, leather belt buckled at 42", key ring with initial "R" with automobile key (possibly GM), gray wool socks with red and green bands, tan leather lace-up work type boots with white composition soles that hook at top for laces, labeled Bilt Rite, Nuron Crepe, Made in USA.. Dentals: Available. The victim had a full set of dentures, engraved with "S1214/66" or "or 51214/66". Fingerprints: Not Available. DNA: Not Available. Case History The victim was located in a wooded area north Bandon, Oregon, off Highway 101 on August 26, 1972 by a local citizen. Two .22 caliber bullets were found in the skull. No weapon was found at the site. Two .22 caliber unspent shells and 3 coins were found at the site. A possible clue to his identity is the victim's dentures. It is speculated that these indicate that the dentures were made for a patient, in Seattle (S) by the US Public Health Service Hospital, in 1966 (/66) This could be the best lead to the victim's identity. The USPHSH is now closed. The hospital was established to care for service men and families. This leads to the speculation that he was in the military or Merchant Marine at some point. Using the age estimate from the Crime Lab, John Doe was born between 1902 and 1912. He would have been too young for WWI. Since the draft was in effect when he reached age 18, he was probably drafted into one of the services. He would have entered the military between 1920 and 1930. Since the Great Depression came in the 1930's, he could have stayed in after his tour, or because of previous service, could have been recalled in 1941. He may have joined the Merchant Marines after service and served in that capacity during WWII. Location of records for dentures at dead end.