Lower Niagara River John Doe
Sex Male
Race White
Location Queenston, Ontario
Found January 27, 1979
Unidentified for 40 years
Postmortem interval Weeks
Body condition Decomposed
Age approximation 25-50
Height approximation 5'9 - 6'0
Weight approximation 150-160 pounds
Cause of death Not stated
Lower Niagara River John Doe was a deceased male recovered from the Niagara River in Queenston, Ontario, Canada.


The man was found about 1 mile south of the Boy Scout Camp in Queenston, and also approximately 4 miles away from the St. Catharines Boat Club. Authorities speculate that the decedent had been in the river for several weeks prior to his discovery.

At the time of discovery, the decedent was found devoid of any clothing or jewelry. However, a very distinct black mark that resembles a tattoo was noted on the skin of the man's left shoulder (more specifically, located on the deltoid), which bore the shape of a crescent.

Methods of Identification

  • DNA Available: Yes
  • Dental Records: Available; No fillings noted. Anterior teeth are in very good condition, however, posterior teeth show signs of decay. All 4 wisdom teeth have been extracted prior to death.
  • Hair Description: Brown. Facial hair is described as being thin, brown 'Fu-Manchu' type mustache.
  • Eye Description: None
  • Scars/Marks: Oblong black crescent-shaped mark on epidermis of left deltoid, possibly a tattoo or other type of branding.
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