Author Topic: JACOB'S GULCH JOHN DOE: WM, 57-67, found on a walking trail, 18 June 2002 *GRAPHIC*  (Read 153 times)

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On June 12th, 2002, the body of the victim was found on a walking trail up Jacobs Gulch. He had died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the right side of his head. The gun, recovered from beneath the body, was a 9mm semiautomatic Smith & Wesson Model 915. He was well dressed, well nourished and did not appear to be a transient type person.  Fingerprint comparisons against missing men from several surrounding states produced no leads.  The gun used was traced to a man who had sold the gun in Houston, Texas in 1996. He has since destroyed the records of that sale.

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https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/5051/details



Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP5051 Male, White / Caucasian
Date Found
June 18, 2002
Location Found
Wallace, Idaho
Estimated Age Range
57-67 Years

Case Information
Case Numbers
NCMEC Number
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ME/C Case Number
20020995

Demographics
Sex
Male
Race / Ethnicity
White / Caucasian

Estimated Age Group
Adult - Pre 70
Estimated Age Range (Years)
57-67
Estimated Year of Death
2002
Estimated PMI
Days
Height
5' 10"(70 inches) , Estimated
Weight
185 lbs, Estimated

Circumstances
Type
Unidentified Deceased
Date Found
June 18, 2002
NamUs Case Created
April 10, 2009
ME/C QA Reviewed
January 22, 2011

Location Found Map

Street Address
wooded area north of I 90
Wallace, Idaho
County
Shoshone County
GPS Coordinates
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Circumstances of Recovery
The body of the victim was found on a walking trail up Jacobs Gulch. He had died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the right side of his head. The gun, recovered from beneath the body, was a 9mm semiautomatic Smith & Wesson Model 915. He was well dressed, well nourished and did not appear to be a transient type person.

Details of Recovery
Inventory of Remains
All parts recovered
Condition of Remains
Recognizable face

Physical Description
Hair Color
Red/Auburn
Head Hair Description
grey hair with reddish highlights
Body Hair Description
--
Facial Hair Description
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Left Eye Color
Brown
Right Eye Color
Brown
Eye Description
brown

Distinctive Physical Features
Item
Description
Artificial body part/aid Upper and lower dentures
Scar/markFreckles
Other distinctive physical characteristicFreckles

Clothing and Accessories
Item
Description
AccessoriesBlack fold up knife STAINLESS STEEL, black duffel bag, ROME Brand. 9MM magazine in a zip-lock bag. Partial pack of DORAL non filter cigarettes. A black/yellow lighter, silver scissors and misc. change.Near the Body
ClothingGrey, blue and black, long sleeve button up shirt; black Wrangler jeans with a black leather weave belt. Black nylon shoulder holster with empty double magazine pouch.On the Body
Clothing Black "Members Only" jacket, size Medium Near the Body
Eyewear glasses: right RX stronger than left-unique no line bifocals-
RX as follows- Right eye/-5.75-1.50 by 8 Plus 1.50 add. Left eye/Plano-1.50by 69 Plus 200 Add.On the Body
Footwear Black "Athletic Works" Velcro closure shoes, size 8W On the Body
Jewelry gold colored watch: Seiko
silver colored belt buckle with turquoise stone

Investigating Agencies
Shoshone County Sheriff's Office
(208) 556-1114

Agency Case Number
20020995
Mitch Alexander
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Shoshone County Coroner's Office
(208) 786-5121

Agency Case Number
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Rick Smith, Coroner
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https://unidentified.wikia.org/wiki/Shoshone_County_John_Doe_(2002)

Shoshone County John Doe (2002)

Shoshone County John Doe was a male who was found deceased on a walking trail in Jacobs Gulch in Wallace, Idaho in 2002.

Case
He had died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the right side of his head. The gun was a 9mm Smith & Wesson Model 915 semiautomatic. It was traced back to a man in Houston, Texas who had sold the gun in 1996 but no leads could be generated as he had destroyed his records.

Some agencies list his date of recovery as June 12, 2002.

Physical Characteristics
He was well dressed and well nourished and did not appear to be a transient.
He had grey hair with reddish highlights.
He had an appendectomy scar.
He wore top and bottom dentures.
Clothing & Additional Items
He wore a grey, blue and black long sleeved button-up shirt, black Wrangler jeans with a black leather weave belt, a silver colored belt buckle with a turquoise stone, black Athletic Works velcro closure shoes, white underwear and white socks.
He had a black nylon bottle carrier that had a partial bottle of Diet Pepsi attached to the belt. He also had a black nylon shoulder holster with an empty, double magazine pouch.
He also had a gold Seiko brand watch.
He had a black "Members Only" jacket that had some red and white Star Brite mints in the pocket.
He had a brand Rome duffel bag that contained a heavy brown leather jacket with a Navajo design, Kleenex/napkins, sanitizer wipes from Service Master, one cigarette, and more mints.
He also had a pair of glasses. It was an expensive and unique prescription, and the glasses were only sold in Idaho, Oregon and Washington State.
He had a black fold up knife with the words "stainless steel", a full 9mm magazine in a zip-lock bag; a partial pack of Doral non-filter cigarettes, a pair of silver scissors, a black/yellow lighter, seven dollars in cash and miscellaneous change.

Shoshone County John Doe



Sex Male
Race White
Location Wallace, Idaho
Found June 18, 2002
Unidentified for 16 years
Postmortem interval Days
Body condition Recognizable face
Age approximation 57-67
Height approximation 5'10
Weight approximation 185 pounds
Cause of death Gunshot (suicide)

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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/679umid.html

The Doe Network:
Case File 679UMID




Unidentified White Male


The victim was discovered on June 12, 2002 in Jacobs Gulch, Wallace, Idaho
Estimated Date of Death: June 2002

Vital Statistics

Estimated age: 60 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: Average height and weight
Distinguishing Characteristics: Grey hair with reddish highlights
Marks, Scars: Appendectomy scar.
Dentals: Wore both top and bottom dentures

Clothing: A grey, blue and black, long sleeved button-up shirt; Black Wrangler jeans with a black leather weave belt. Belt buckle was etched silver with a turquoise stone in the middle. Black "Athletic Works" Velcro closure shoes, size 8W- new in appearance; white underwear and white socks. Attached to the belt was a black nylon bottle carrier containing a partial bottle of Diet Pepsi. On his left wrist, he wore a gold Seiko brand watch. He also wore a black nylon shoulder holster with an empty, double magazine pouch. Nearby was a black jacket, "Members Only", size Medium, with a roll of red and white "Star Brite" mints in the pocket. Next to the jacket was a black duffel bag, "Rome" brand, containing a heavy brown leather jacket with a Navajo design, size medium; Kleenex / napkins, sanitizer wipes from Service Master, one cigarette, and more mints. A pair of glasses were found near the man's foot. He had on his person a black fold up knife with the words "stainless steel"; a full 9mm magazine in a zip-lock bag; a partial pack of Doral non filter cigarettes; a pair of silver scissors; a black/yellow lighter, seven dollars in cash and miscellaneous change.

Other: Wore expensive, unique prescription, no line bifocal eyeglasses for an astigmatism in his right eye. The prescription was as follows: Right eye / -5.75-1.50 by 8 Plus 1.50 add. Left eye: /Plano-1.50 by 69 Plus 200 Add. The glasses were sold only in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington State.
Fingerprints: Available



Case History
On June 12th, 2002, the body of the victim was found on a walking trail up Jacobs Gulch. He had died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the right side of his head. The gun, recovered from beneath the body, was a 9mm semiautomatic Smith & Wesson Model 915. He was well dressed, well nourished and did not appear to be a transient type person.
Fingerprint comparisons against missing men from several surrounding states produced no leads.
The gun used was traced to a man who had sold the gun in Houston, Texas in 1996. He has since destroyed the records of that sale.

Investigators
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Shoshone County Sheriff's Office
Undersheriff Mitch Alexander
208-556-1114

or Fax: 208 753 8851
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number:
20020995

Source Information:
Shoshone County Sheriff's Office

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