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John DOE-Ogden City

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On 7/13/1966 at 5:15 pm, Ogden officers were notified of a dead body that had been found in the Weber River west of the Ogden turkey plant, approximately 2650 South. Officers found the body of a male adult caught feet-first in a log jam. Because of decomposition, it was impossible to make an identification. Estimated the male was 20-35 years of age with dark black hair, “a long forehead and quite long eyes.”

On 7/14/1966, an autopsy was performed and determined there was no external damage to the body, believed to be that of an Indian male 5’7″ tall. Date of death was unknown. Still, it was estimated the person had been dead for “over a 3 month period.” cause of death could not be determined because of decomposition of the body. Investigators attempted to identify the body but there were no identifying documents, no wallet, or papers in the clothing. The hands were badly decomposed, making fingerprints impossible, and the body had no teeth, eliminating the potential of dental records being used for identification. The body was cremated, eliminating the potential of DNA. The Ogden city police department did not have any reports of missing persons from the Ogden area.  The body has remained unidentified and the case has been closed.

Please contact Ogden PD 801-395-8221





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