Monday, March 30, 2009

Unidentified Person IDENTIFIED!



The Press Release sent out on 03/26/2009 for Coroner Case #2009-00815, John Doe #21 from the Lancaster area has resulted in a positive identification.  We are now searching for the legal next of kin.


An old friend of the decedent saw the story in the newspaper and contacted our office.


Thank you for your assistance with this notification.


Craig R. Harvey, F-ABMDI

Chief Coroner Investigator & Chief of Operations

Department of Coroner

County of Los Angeles

1104 North Mission Road

Los Angeles, CA 90033

FAX (323) 224-3920



Here was the release.






Craig Harvey, F-ABMDI

Chief Coroner Investigator

                                                                                                (323) 343-0783



Coroner Case #2009-00815 – JOHN DOE # 21


The County of Los Angeles Department of Coroner is seeking the public’s help with the identification of an unidentified male.


He was found on January 29, 2009 at 12 noon on the sidewalk near the intersection of Avenue “I” and Beech Avenue in Lancaster, CA.  He appears to be a Caucasian male, approximately 60+ years of age.  He is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds.  He has grey hair and brown eyes.  He does not have any upper teeth.  He was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment, but died the following day, never regaining consciousness.  No wallet or other identifying paperwork was found at the scene.


Facial photo available for viewing at the Coroner Forensic Science Center




ITEM                                       COLOR                       SIZE                LABEL

Pants                                       Brown                          40x32

Denim jacket                           Blue                             XL




Anyone with information is asked to please contact Inv. Daniel Machian at the Los Angeles County Coroner Identifications Unit at (323) 343-0754 or the Coroner Investigations Division at (323) 343-0714 (24-hours).                                                                    





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