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Case File: 127UMVA

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Forensic artist renderings (1-3) and a composite (4) of the decedent. T-shirt worn by the decedent (5). Decedent's tattoo (6).

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: June 26, 1995
  • Location of Discovery: Emporia, Greensville County, Virginia
  • Estimated Date of Death: Same day
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Traumatic injuries
  • Cause of Death: Vehical accident
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 16-21 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'7 to 5'9"
  • Weight: 169 lbs (77 kg)
  • Hair Color: Light brown to dark blond, curly, shoulder length.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: His left ear was pierced but he was not wearing an earring. Homemade tattoo of a 5 pointed star on his left arm. Faint veining pattern over the right upper arm resembling a faint tattoo.
  • Dentals: Available. He had all of his teeth and no dental restoration work. All third molars completely erupted.
  • Fingerprints: Available with Virginia OCME. Fingerprint have been previously searched in AFIS with negative results.
  • DNA: nucDNA available at the Virginia Department of Forensic Science ref# C95-7515. Sample sent to UNT for mtDNA.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Levi Strauss 505 light blue jeans (waist 33 length 32), blue FILA athletic shoes (size 11 1/2), white athletic socks, and a red concert T-shirt of the Grateful Dead, Tour 30th Anniversary 1995.
  • Jewelry: Macrame and bead necklace
  • Additional Personal Items: He had a note in his pocket that said: "To Jason, Sorry we had to go. See you around. Caroline O. and Caroline T." The note had a phone number with a 914 prefix. There was no area code. He also had two ticket stubs to Grateful Dead concerts at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. one for June 24, 1994 and another for June 25, 1995.
  • Case History

    On June 26, 1995, the decedent, known as "Jason Doe or Grateful" was a passenger in a van involved in a fatal accident on Route 58 West, 0.3 miles east of Route 605 in Greensville County, Virginia, that killed him and the driver. The identified driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel on his way back to South Carolina. Authorities believe the unidentified passenger was picked up while hitchhiking between Fairfax and Gloucester. He didn't have any identification on him and the family of the driver did not know who he was.

    The tickets found in the victim's pocket were traced to a Pennsylvania man who brought 20 tickets with him to the concert. Unfortunately, the man could not recall who he sold the tickets to.

    On January 13, 2015, a missing persons case was filed in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for Jason Callahan, who hasn't been seen or heard from since June 1995. Myrtle Beach Police Department and other agencies are working to gather DNA samples to see if Mr. Callahan and the decedent are the same young man. In December 2015, DNA confirmed that Jason Doe and Jason Callahan are the same person.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Central District Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Kevin Whaley
  • Agency Phone Number: 804-786-3174
  • Agency Name: NamUs
  • Agency Contact Person: David Baldwin
  • Agency Phone Number: 757-683-8366

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 123526; NCMEC: NCMU400037
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #6095
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • The Child Protection Education of America
  • Pulp Radio Magazine Archive
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch News Archive
  • Grateful Doe FaceBook
  • Myrtle Beach News Online
  • News 13

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    Last Updated: 12/13/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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