Vaughan John Doe
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Sex Male
Race White
Location Vaughan, Ontario
Found May 18, 2005
Unidentified for 15 years
Postmortem interval Months
Body condition Decomposed
Age approximation 50-80
Height approximation 5'9" - 6'3"
Weight approximation N/A
Cause of death Not stated

Vaughan John Doe was a man found on the bank of a reservoir in 2005.

Case

The decedent's partially decomposed skull, limbs, and bones were discovered by employees from the Ministry of the Environment in the "Pine Valley Open Space," located at 7211 Pine Valley Road, which is north of Highway 7.

Items nearby, such as bed linens, clothes, personal belongings, a bin of rotten food, and worn down shoes suggested he was homeless. Two newspapers were found with him. One was dated November 23, 2004, and the other was dated January 9, 2005, suggesting he may have died in January or afterwards.

Characteristics

  • His hair was white, long, and shoulder-length, along with his beard.
  • He had a lesion under his right eye which was possibly a tumor.
  • Other than some teeth in his upper jaw having amalgam restorations, he had poor dental care, as most of his teeth were missing.
  • The end of his left pinkie finger had been amputated.
  • He was suffering severe degenerative disease of the spine.
  • He was also suffering degenerative disease of his joints, which may have been just as severe or less severe than his spine.
  • He had arthritis.

Clothing and accessories

  • A black cap with the text "On Trac," which was from a company in Arizona.
  • A black and dark green Mark's Work Wearhouse winter jacket.
  • A blue or black, knitted sweater with a front zipper.
  • A blue vest with a front zipper.
  • A long-sleeved, black shirt.
  • A long-sleeved, white shirt.
  • Blue track pants.
  • Black shoes.

Belongings

  • Cardboard boxes.
  • A black and blue Hespeler hockey bag with a pair of shin pads inside.
  • Broken umbrellas.
  • A walking stick.
  • A wallet.
  • $4.85 in Canadian Tire money.
  • A screwdriver.
  • A makeshift tent consisting of a tattered sleeping bag, plastic shopping bags, sticks, and a broomstick.

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