Harris County John Doe was a man whose skeletal remains were found hidden in high weeds near a rusty blue wagon by railroad workers. The decedent had been seen for some time in the area with the mentioned wagon, however, no one knew his name.


  • Graying hair.
  • His facial hair was also graying but bore a red tinge.
  • His second and third molars were present while the remaining molars and premolars had been removed sometime in the past.
  • Severe osteophytic lipping, a type of irregular bone formation around the vertebral bodies, often forming later in life or the result of earlier injuries.

Clothing and accessories

  • Heavy cotton sweatshirt.
  • "National Shirt Shop" brand cotton dress shirt.
  • Lightweight jacket with elastic cuffs.
  • Military-type field jacket.
  • Heavy dark jacket.
  • 3 pairs of pants.
  • Heavy work boots.
  • "Penney's Towncraft" brand blue long-sleeved shirt, size small (14-14.5).
  • Army-type green cloth belt.
  • Brown hat.
  • Black boots.
  • An advertisement from the Houston Chronicle dating to November 30th, 1969.
  • A can of tooth powder.
  • Razor blades.
  • Matches.
  • Twine.
  • Two rags.


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