The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified & Missing Persons
Case File: 2572UMMS

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Victim's headstone

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: Approximately September 5, 2005
  • Location of Discovery: Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Estimated Date of Death: August 29, 2005
  • State of Remains: Decomposed
  • Cause of Death: Natural disaster - Hurricane Katrina
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 60-65 years old
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown, but had a bald spot.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Close-cropped mustache. Tattoo of the number "8" inside of a heart on his left forearm just above the wrist.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    About a week after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, the victim's body was found in a marshy area.

    He was buried as John (Mercy) in Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula in February 2006 next to another unidentified Hurricane Katrina victim. Local businesses donated the coffin and flowers.

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

  • Agency Name: Jackson County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Vicki Broadus
  • Agency Phone Number: 228-769-3197

  • Agency Case Number: Unknown
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Find a Grave
  • NBC News - Video of funeral (if Page Not Found error, refresh the page)
  • Mississippi Missing & Unidentified Persons

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    Added: 3/14/15; Last Updated: 3/14/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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