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Case File: 2420UMCA

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: November 28, 1970
  • Location of Discovery: Baker, San Bernardino County, California
  • Estimated Date of Death: Months prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 33-70 years old
  • Race: Unknown
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available. X-rays of mandible are available. Full upper and lower dentures found at the scene and mandible had no teeth.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Unknown. nucDNA sample submitted. Insufficient DNA for profiling. Only a partial, 2 locus STR obtained from the remains thus far. California lab attempting to develop mtDNA..
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Pieces from dark green dress pants.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Ten $1 bills and one $20 bill, folded.
  • Case History

    The victim's partial skeletal remains were found scattered in the desert of Cronise Valley, south of Baker, California, one mile north of I-15 between Barstow and Baker.

    Information developed at scene indicated that decedent may be "J.H. Mollenaar." Identity can only be established by DNA.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: San Bernardino County Sheriff Department - Coroner Division
  • Agency Contact Person: David Van Norman
  • Agency Phone Number: 909-387-2978
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 37125; John Doe #06-70
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2466
  • Former Hot Case Number: 2167
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs

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