New Castle County John Doe was a man found dead near New Castle, Delaware on October 17, 1994.


The victim was discovered by a man named Ulysses Dash who was walking along the westbound lanes of Basin Road on his way to Newport, Delaware. He was wrapped in a pink sheet and dumped into an embankment. Police could not establish an exact cause of death, but since his body was concealed in a blanket and left near a road, they concluded it was likely due to homicide.

An unnamed man stated that earlier that morning he saw a van parked on the shoulder of the roadway where the body was found. The witness also stated the river was a white male.

The victim was buried in Plot 00276 of New Castle County Potters Field Cemetery in New Castle.


  • Black, wavy hair with a widow's peak.
  • Brown eyes.
  • Shaved armpits.
  • "Abundant" dark body hair.
  • Well manicured fingernails.
  • Clean shaven face with a trimmed mustache.
  • Teeth in excellent condition with no fillings.
  • Evidence of moderate to severe periodontal disease present around lower first molars.
  • Heavy calculus present between the teeth.

Clothing and accessories

  • A long sleeved grey/white and tan shirt.
  • Long, khaki pants.
  • Black shorts worn under the khaki pants.
  • Black socks.
  • A white T-shirt.
  • A brown, leather wallet.
  • Fifteen one dollar bills.
  • One nickle.
  • A blanket.




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