Boca Raton John Doe
Sex Male
Race Black
Location Boca Raton, Florida
Found March 28, 1982
Unidentified for 38 years
Postmortem interval 1-5 days
Body condition Decomposed
Age approximation 21-35
Height approximation 5'5 - 5'6
Weight approximation 131 pounds
Cause of death Drowning
Boca Raton John Doe was a Haitian refugee who drowned after his boat capsized in 1982.


John Doe was found near a hotel in Boca Raton, Florida, alongside seven men and three women. An additional victim was found in St. Augustine several days later. A Haitian freight ship, the Esperancia, capsized the Sunday before the bodies were discovered, but only ten people were thought to be on board.


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