The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified & Missing Persons
Case File: 1628UMCA

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Front of pocket watch Back of pocket watch Replica of pocket watch
victim's pocket watch (front and back); Replica of the pocketwatch

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: June 18, 1964
  • Location of Discovery: Colton, San Bernardino County, California
  • Estimated Date of Death: 10-14 days prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 55-69 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'6" to 5'8"
  • Weight: 140-160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray, balding.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Wore a gray mustache and a few days growth of beard.
  • Dentals: Not available. Edentulous except for one lower molar (unknown if right or left).
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available. Head (frontal sinus) x-rays are available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Gray plaid shirt, two pairs of gray or green pants, brown lace boots, blue socks, gray cap, tan jacket. Other clothing was present at the scene but no description is available.
  • Jewelry: Found at the time of exhumation for DNA (April 15, 2011) was an open-face, railroad-style Hamilton Watch Company (Lancaster, PA, Model 992 Serial #1233971, Manufactured 1915). The watch case was manufactured by Illinois Watchcase Co. - Spartan (serial #958339). Inside the back cover of the cases were two etched number/letter groups which appear to be as follows: "M11374H" and "P249-8" - the obscured numbers may be "7" and "2".
  • Additional Personal Items: A leather key case bore the initials "W.D.P."
  • Case History

    The victim's body was located in a hobo camp near the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks in Colton.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: San Bernardino County Sheriff Department - Coroner Division
  • Agency Contact Person: Robert Hunter
  • Agency Phone Number: 909-387-2978

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 25975; John Doe #01-64
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #8678
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
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    Added: 5/17/11; Last Updated: 5/17/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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