Unidentified Bodies

Below is a comprehensive list within the County:​

  • John Doe 21-03901
    LOCATION FOUND: On 09/14/2021 the decedent’s body was found inside his van, a 1998 Dodge Ram2500, parked at 3739 El Camino Real in Santa Clara. The death was ruled Suicide. The decedent was likely transient (homeless). The decedent is an Asian male, around 40-60 years of age. There are no distinguishable scars or birthmarks and he had no tattoos. The decedent had short straight gray hair with brown eyes. He is missing his upper teeth.

  • John Doe 21-02954
    LOCATION FOUND: On 06/29/2021 the decedent’s body was found on the Coyote Creek Trail located on Tuers Road in San Jose. He was found hanging from a rope secured around a tree branch. The death was ruled Suicide. The decedent was likely transient (homeless). The decedent is a Hispanic male, around 20-30 years of age. There are no distinguishable scars or birthmarks and he had no tattoos.  The decedent had medium (shoulder length) black hair with brown eyes and full set of teeth.

  • Jane Doe 21-00768
    LOCATION FOUND: On 01/23/2021 the decedent was found in front of 844 Blossom Hill Road San Jose, suffering a cardiac arrest. She was transported to Kaiser San Jose where death was pronounced shortly after arrival. The decedent was likely transient (homeless). She is likely a White/Caucasian female, around 60 (+) years of age. There are no distinguishable scars or birthmarks and she had no tattoos.  The decedent had short brown hair, blue eyes and full set of teeth.

  • John Doe 18-02716
    LOCATION FOUND: On 10/03/2019 this 40-50 year-old Hispanic male, possibly named Javier Valencia, was found decomposed in a makeshift room inside a shed on Columbet Avenue in San Martin. The decedent is reportedly from Oaxaca Mexico.​

  • John Doe 18-02679

    LOCATION FOUND: On 09/29/2018 the decedent was found lying on the cement pathway along the 1200 block of Piedmont Road in Milpitas. The decedent was likely transient (homeless).

  • John Doe 17-03286 (PDF)

    LOCATION FOUND: On 10/15/2017 the decedent was found on a bench near the San Jose State University campus, on S. 7th Street in San Jose.

  • John Doe 16-00599 (PDF)

    LOCATION FOUND: On 02/11/2016 the decedent’s skeletonized remains were found at a homeless encampment located on Moorpark and Richmond Avenue in San Jose. The area borders Moorpark Avenue and southbound Highway 280 on ramp.

  • John Doe 98-042-002

    LOCATION FOUND: On 02/11/1998 the decedent was found on the 7th Street Ramp at South Bound Highway 280 in San Jose. It appears that he was struck by a vehicle.

  • John Doe 94-143-003

    LOCATION FOUND: On 05/23/1994 the decedent died at Stanford Hospital, being the victim of a Homicide. He was found in front of a residence at 466 Bell Street in East Palo Alto after a 911 call reporting "shots fired" near 0045 hours.

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