This individual's NamUs file has recently been removed. While this implies the resolution of a case, no identification has been confirmed at this time.

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Wilson John Doe was a young man found deceased in 1993 in North Carolina. The remains were presumed to be female until 2008.


The victim's skull was found first, by fishermen at the Buckhorn Reservoir. The men later found a bag weighed with fragments of and rocks, which is believed to have been utilized to prevent the body from surfacing.

The victim had been shot twice in the head and decapitated. The mandible was not recovered, forcing forensic artists to approximate the appearance of his jawline.


  • The victim most likely ground his teeth.
  • Abscesses behind his teeth.
  • He may have had a previous injury to his face.
  • His nose may have appeared crooked.
  • He may have had a noticeable gait when he walked.

Clothing and accessories

The clothing and accessories found at the scene may not be related to the victim.

  • Blue jeans.
  • A belt-buckle.
  • A woman's slip-on shoe.



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