Santa Cruz John Doe was the crushed skull of a young child found in a roadway in Santa Cruz, California. Investigators believe the skull had been moved into the road by an animal before being run over by a vehicle. Fragments of cotton cloth and rabbit hair that was dyed red were found stuck to fragments of the skull. A fragment of cloth with a weve pattern was also found near the remains. The pattern on the cloth was consistent with that of a bedcloth or pillowcase and was believed to have originally been blue or green in colour.


•Light brown human hair was found with the skull and is believed to have belonged to the child.

•Sex is unknown but is believed to be male.


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