Sasabe John Doe (2000)

Sasabe John Doe is the name given to the remains of a young man who was found near Sasabe, Arizona on the 21st of December 2000.

John Doe was discovered by a rancher in a remote desert area which is northwest of La Rosa Ranch Road and Highway 286 which is close to several ranches. The area is five miles west of Sasabe, and just three miles north of the US/Mexico border.

His fingerprints were collected and run by AFIS and the United States Border Patrol, but no matches were discovered. His dental records and DNA are reportedly available.

In an article by the no longer active Tucson Citizen, investigators revealed that the man had been shot and that he might have come from Mexico.

At the time of his death, John Doe was wearing a green jacket, a light blue pullover sweatshirt, a plaid button-up shirt, a blue Safari Land Body Armor bulletproof vest, two pairs of Guess blue jeans, grey sweatpants, a scarf, a brown leather belt with a white metal buckle, white and grey socks, and black/brown hiking boots.

John Doe also had the following items in his possession: two lighters, a packet of Marlboro cigarettes with Spanish text, a black Casio watch, US and Mexican currency, lip balm, and a note that had undisclosed writing on it.

Sasabe John Doe is described as being between 17 and 19 years old at the time of his death. He was a white male and stood at 5″5′, but his weight is unknown. He was discovered 1 – 4 weeks after he had died. He was of medium build and had 3cm dark brown hair.

Do you know his true identity?

Reconstruction of John Doe. Credit: Unidentifed Awareness Fandom
Reconstruction of John Doe. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom


Unidentified, Unsolved, True Crime, John Doe, 2000, Sasabe, Arizona, Mexico, Homicide, Murder, Cold Case

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