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victim's pocket watch (front and back); Replica of the pocketwatch
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
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 55-69 years old
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."
The victim's body was located in a hobo camp near the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks in Colton.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
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.