Author Topic: ST. ONGE JOHN DOE: NM, 20-25, found in rural Lawrence County, SD - 19 February 2000  (Read 496 times)


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NamUs UP # 11458

ME/C Case Number: SDFL 00-0055 / DCI0000587
Lawrence County, South Dakota
20 to 25 year old Male
Case Report - NamUs UP # 11458

Case Information

Status Unidentified
Case number SDFL 00-0055 / DCI0000587
Date found February 19, 2000 00:00
Date created July 29, 2013 13:38
Date last modified May 18, 2015 08:45
Investigating agency
date QA reviewed

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
Agency Lawrence Cnty Coroners Ofc
Phone 605-578-2230
Case Manager
Name Stacey Smith
Phone 605-773-7832

Estimated age Adult - Pre 30
Minimum age 20 years
Maximum age 25 years
Race Unsure
Ethnicity Other
Sex Male
Weight (pounds) , Cannot Estimate
Height (inches) 67, Estimated
Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
One or more limbs not recovered

Body conditions
Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Probable year of death to 1999
Estimated postmortem interval 6 Months

Location Found
GPS coordinates
Address 1
Address 2
City St. Onge
State South Dakota
Zip code
County Lawrence
Decomposed body located in northern Lawrence Co, SD. Victim was laying face up, partially covered. He died about September 1999 or earlier.

Hair color
Head hair
Dark in color

Other distinctive
physical characteristics

Pronounced overbite; unlikely his lips would have closed over his teeth at rest. Also had spondylolysis of the 5th lumbar vertebra; this may have resulted in back pain, and possibly a limp or altered gait.

Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

Clothing on body
XL "Brittania" purple and blue striped button shirt with short sleeves. Wrangler blue jeans, tan colored "Stubbies" swimming trunks, white Hanes underwear, size 30. XL "Bill Blass" spring jacket with green and purple horizontal stripes. Belt with buckle.
Clothing with body

Spaulding tennis shoes, size 9.

Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete