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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
JEWELRY: None SCARS OR TATTOOS: None
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).