Author Topic: ST. ONGE JOHN DOE: NM, 20-25, found in rural Lawrence County, SD - 19 February 2000  (Read 430 times)

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The victim's skeletal remains were found lying face up and partially covered in a reclaimed landfill in rural, northern Lawrence County. It appeared that the suspect(s) attempted to hide the victim using pieces of scrap lumber found on the site.

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https://identifyus.org/en/cases/11458

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

Demographics
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

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

Physical
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.

Fingerprints
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

Footwear
Spaulding tennis shoes, size 9.

Dental
Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

DNA
Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

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398UMSD - Unidentified Male







Artistic rendering and sketch of the victim; Victim's clothing

Date of Discovery: February 19, 2000
Location of Discovery: St. Onge, Lawrence County, South Dakota
Estimated Date of Death: Estimated to have occurred in September 1999
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Homicide - multiple gunshot wounds to the body and head

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 20-25 years old
Race: Unsure
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" to 5'10"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: He had spondylolysis of the 5th lumbar vertebra. This may have resulted in back pain, and possibly a limp or altered gait.

Identifiers
Dentals
: Available. No dental work and he had a noticeable overbite which would have made it unlikely that his lips would have closed over his teeth at rest.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Britannia purple and blue striped button-up shirt with short sleeves (XL), Spaulding tennis shoes (size 9), a worn brown leather belt with a worn oblong silver buckle (1x2 in. with an inset area in the front which may have held a mount of some type), Bill Blass spring jacket with green and purple horizontal stripes (XL), Wrangler blue jeans of unknown size, tan-colored Stubbies swimming trunks, and white Hanes underwear (size 30).
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim's skeletal remains were found lying face up and partially covered in a reclaimed landfill in rural, northern Lawrence County. It appeared that the suspect(s) attempted to hide the victim using pieces of scrap lumber found on the site.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Lawrence County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Stacey Smith
Agency Phone Number: 605-578-2230
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: SDFL 00-0055 / DCI0000587

Agency Name: Lawrence County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Detective Randall Rosenau
Agency Phone Number: 605-578-2230
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 00-2671

Agency Name: South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation
Agency Contact Person: Special Agent Pat West
Agency Phone Number: 605-642-1311
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: U780001432
NamUs Case Number: 11458

Information Source(s)
Namus
KSFY News

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http://unidentified.wikia.com/wiki/St._Onge_John_Doe

St. Onge John Doe

St. Onge John Doe was a man found murdered in 2000



St. Onge John Doe



Sex Male
Race Unknown
Location St. Onge, South Dakota
Found February 19, 2000
Unidentified for 18 years
Postmortem interval 6 months
Body condition Skeletal
Age approximation 20 - 25
Height approximation 5'7
Weight approximation N/A
Cause of death Gunshot (homicide)

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