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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
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 60-65 years old
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.
Clothing & Personal Items
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
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.
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.
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