Cliff is the nickname given by police to a male whose partial remains were discovered in Marion, Montana in 2003. Although his cause of death remains undetermined, it is assumed he was killed by a gunshot wound, although blunt trauma has not been excluded.
His case is being researched by the DNA Doe Project.
The DNA Doe Project's findings were publicized in a special episode of the podcast Crime Junkie released in August 2020. The Sheriff's Office approached the podcast hosts with the intent of disseminating information to the show's audience, in order to gather tips.
The DNA Doe Project believes that the decedent could have connections to these surnames and locations:
- Saylor, Helton, Brock, or Blanton from Harlan County, Kentucky
- Ward, Linn, or Barrett from Montgomery County, Indiana
- Greene, Epperson, Seales, or Trent from Hancock County, Tennessee
- A water bottle.
- A marijuana pipe.
- Handheld electronic poker game.
- Aleve bottle.
- Duffel bag.
- Fanny pack.
- Butterfly knife.
- .22 calibre Smith & Wesson 422 pistol with an Uncle Mike's Sidekick black nylon gun holster in a bag.
- Adidas tennis shoes (Size 11).
- Phases of Gravity, a novel by Dan Simmons.