Author Topic: GOLIAD COUNTY JOHN DOE: WM, 20-30, struck by airplane propeller in Goliad County TX - 24 March 1986  (Read 75 times)


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Date of Discovery: March 24, 1986
Location of Discovery: Goliad County, Texas
Estimated Date of Death: Same day
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Traumatic injuries
Cause of Death: Struck by airplane propeller
Physical Description

Estimated Age: 20-30 years old
Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 5'9" to 5'10
Weight: 185 to 190 lbs.
Hair Color: Black. He wore a mustache.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scar in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen.

Dentals: Unknown.
Fingerprints: Unknown.
DNA: Unknown.
Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Wrangler jeans; a blue t-shirt; and white tennis shoes.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Circumstances of Discovery

The victim died after being struck by an airplane propeller, as the plane landed in a secluded pasture in Goliad County, Texas on March 17, 1986. The unidentified man was hit and fatally injured by a stolen Cessna when the pilot apparently failed to properly recover from a bounced landing and broke a landing gear wheel. Local authorities believe the man's body was then transported about four miles and thrown into the river and the aircraft deliberately burned. The aircraft was reported stolen by it owner on 1/29/86.
Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Nueces County Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 361-884-4994
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 86-228-P

Agency Name: Goliad Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Tony Garcia, Vernon Moore or James Finley
Agency Phone Number: 361-645-3451
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: U342751437
NamUs Case Number: 9942