Richvale John Doe

Richvale John Doe is the name given to an unidentified male whose remains were discovered in an irrigation ditch in Richvale, California, on the 12th of March 1998 by workers.

John Doe is believed to have been a Hispanic/Asian male, standing at 5″8′. There was evidence of blunt force trauma and his death is believed to be a homicide.

John Doe was discovered wearing a white t-shirt with the words “1984 L.A Olympic Games”, a long-sleeved “JCPenney’s” button-up shirt, a fleece sweater and blue tennis shoes with the brand name “Masic” on the side. The soles of the shoes were heavily worn.

The Shoes John Doe was wearing. Credit: NamUs

If you recognise Richvale John Doe or have any information regarding his death, please contact the Butte County Sheriff-Coroner at 530-538-7404.

Reconstruction of John Doe. Credit: NamUs


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