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John Doe

Case Details

Case Type: Unidentified

Height: 6' 1"

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: 150 lbs


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 10/14/2000


Agency: Pueblo County Sheriff's Office

City: Pueblo

Date of Birth: Unknown

County: Pueblo

Date of Death: 08/15/2000

Agency Case #: 00S013890

Age: 50

Judicial District: 10th Judicial District

Gender: Male

Year Solved:

Race: African American

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Unknown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Black

About this Case:

The victim was located on the prairie about a mile north of the Walking Stick housing development, north of Pueblo. He was possibly mentally ill and was either released or walked away from a mental hospital. A witness told investigators he encountered a man camping on the open range in August 2000. According to the witness, the man said he was from Albuquerque, and was working his way to Denver. The man had dreadlocks in his hair that were about 4 to 6 inches long. The transient was told he could not stay on the land and would have to move. Apparently, the man moved, but only about a half mile. On October 14, 2000, a woman on horseback came across a camp where the skeletal remains of a man were found reclining on a sleeping bag. Also at the camp area was a tent that had not been pitched, a second sleeping bag, several canteens and several changes of clothing. The decedent did not have identification on him. A few pieces of paper were with the decedent, one contained typed telephone numbers for Spanish Peaks Mental Health Centers and another had addresses of homeless shelters in the Denver area. The clothing and remains were studied carefully for any signs of foul play - knife or bullet holes in the clothing, broken bones, skull fractures. None were found. ***Height and weight are an estimate.

If you have any information about this case, please contact:

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office



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