Author Topic: READING JOHN DOE (1986): WM, 45-55, found in Berks County, PA theater - 5 August 1986  (Read 133 times)


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Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP 16594 Male, White / Caucasian

Date Found August 5, 1986
Location Found Reading, Pennsylvania
Estimated Age Range 45-55 Years

Case Information

Case Numbers
NCMEC Number--
ME/C Case Number A-136-86


Sex Male
Race / EthnicityWhite / Caucasian
Estimated Age Group Adult - Pre 60
Estimated Age Range 45-55 Years
Estimated Year of Death 1985-1986
Estimated PMI Months
Height 5' 6"(66 inches) , Estimated
Weight 140 lbs, Estimated


Type Unidentified Deceased
Date Found August 5, 1986
NamUs Case Created May 9, 2017
Agency QA Reviewed--

Location Found Map

Street Address 724 Penn St.Reading, Pennsylvania
County Berks County
GPS Coordinates--
Circumstances of RecoveryFound lying on the corner of the stage in the Astor Theater.
Details of Recovery

Inventory of Remains All parts recovered
Condition of Remains Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction

Physical Description

Hair Color Red/Auburn
Head Hair Description Reddish brown semi-long hair
Body Hair Description reddish color body hair, had a hairy body and extremities.
Facial Hair Description reddish brown
Left Eye Color Unknown or Missing
Right Eye Color Unknown or Missing
Distinctive Physical Features
No Known Information

Clothing and Accessories
Key chain found with body, but unknown if belonged to decedent.
Near the Body

Pair of light tan corduroy trousers with a waist size of 33", Green work type shirt with long sleeves, tee shirt under outer shirt was a short sleeve shirt and of army color, teen shirt next to skin was a short sleeve shirt and was white in color.
On the Body

high top insulated brown work type shoes with brown laces size 10 1/2, white crew type socks.
On the Body

Investigating Agencies

Reading PD
Case Contributors
Joel Bonilla, Medicolegal Death Investigator