Snohomish County John Doe
UP 17865
Sex Male
Race Native American
Location Arlington, Washington
Found July 23, 1980
Unidentified for 40 years
Postmortem interval 3 months
Body condition Decomposed
Age approximation 30-70
Height approximation 5'7
Weight approximation 150 pounds
Cause of death Natural or drowning
Snohomish County John Doe was a male located in the Stillaguamish River in 1980. Foul play is not suspected in his death.


  • He had graying hair.
  • He also had stubble on his cheeks and chin.
  • He suffered from coronary artery atherosclerosis, which may have been a factor in his death.
  • He had a "hammer toe" deformity on his left big toe.


  • Red flannel shirt.
  • Black or gray suit-jacket.
  • Black or gray trousers.
  • Cotton undershirt and long underwear.
  • Black Winthrop shoes with paper arch supports.
  • A leather belt with a buckle containing the letters "GRN."
    • The letters are thought to possibly represent the man's initials.


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