Flagpole Doe

Flagpole Doe is the name given to a man who committed suicide by jumping off a Flagpole in Anchorage, Alaska on the 23rd of August 1989.

The man was seen by a police officer running around naked and he began climbing onto a McDonald’s Flagpole. When he was asked to get down from the pole, he jumped which resulted in his death. There is a possibility that the man may have been foreign to America, and had come to Alaska through a ship.

He is described as being a white male, between 20-40 years old. He stood between 6″2′ and 6″4′ and weighed between 180-185lbs. He had curly brown hair with a beard and moustache, and his eyes were either blue or hazel. He was not wearing any clothes at the time of his death.

NamUs has listed his body condition as being unrecognisable due to decomposition, however, all of the signs point to his body being recovered fairly quickly after he was seen jumping.

If you have any information regarding Flagpole Doe, please contact the Anchorage Police Department at (907) 786-8900 with the case number 89-112539.

Flagpole Doe Reconstruction. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom


Unidentified, John Doe, Flagpole Doe, Anchorage, Alaska, 1989, Suicide, Unidentified Person, Mystery, True Crime, Unsolved

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