Author Topic: MILWAUKEE JOHN DOE (1975): WM, 25-90, found in the Milwaukee River - 9 July 1975  (Read 164 times)


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1764UMWI - Unidentified Male

Date of Discovery: July 9, 1975
Location of Discovery: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Estimated Date of Death: 1973-1975
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial remains with soft tissues
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 25-90 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

Dentals: Available. Photographs are available. Some teeth could have fallen out. Shifting of teeth possible due to past extractions.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Not available.

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Bluish trousers, one glove, a piece of red and blue checkered material around the waist, and one blue scarf.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: A black comb. A 1973 pocket calendar from Cream City Liquor. Two safety pins. Cash - 60 cents. One Westlock key stamped #309.
Circumstances of Discovery
The decedent's partial remains were found in the Milwaukee River by a floating crane operator who was removing pilings from the northeast corner of the Kilbourn Avenue Bridge. The body was disarticulated at about the waist area. Both arms and legs were missing.

At the time it was believed that the body was that of a white male over the age of 30.

It was determined where the apartment building and room the key found on this individual went to but it did not lead to an identification.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office (WI)
Agency Contact Person: Genevieve Penn
Agency Phone Number: 414-223-1200
Agency Case Number: 1975-1391

NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: UP #7710 Former Hot Case Number: 2160

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Added: Prior to 2012; Last Updated: 9/11/2019