Carroll County John Doe
Sex Male
Race White
Location Carrollton, Kentucky
Found September 1, 1980
Unidentified for 39 years
Postmortem interval 4 - 8 months
Body condition Skeletal
Age approximation 40 - 55
Height approximation 5'8 - 5'9
Weight approximation N/A
Cause of death Beating

Carroll County John Doe was an adult man whose skeletal remains were found in Kentucky in 1980.


Partial skeletal remains of the victim were located on September 1, 1980 after flood waters receded on the Ohio River near Carrollton. On November 11, 1980, additional remains were found on the riverbank behind Kentucky Utilities Plant in Ghent. It is believed that both sets of remains may belong to the same individual.

In May 2017, a potential link between the remains and missing Constable George Hawkins was discovered. Hawkins disappeared in 1961 and is believed to have been killed by mobsters and bore a resemblance to the reconstruction of this victim. The comparison proved inconclusive.



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