There is some decent information in the video. Specifically that he was wearing black jungle boots with the name John Durfee stenciled in them (see article below video) and that he was born in Bluefield West Virginia.
According to another article John Durfee was located and said he sold the boots to a Chicago pawn shop.
Identity of man killed by a drunk driver still unknown after almost half a century
By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph Feb 5, 2018
GHENT — Almost 50 years ago, a young pedestrian hiking along the U.S. 19-21 bypass near Beckley was killed when a drunk driver struck him, but today he remains unidentified. Aside from old newspaper stories, the only reminder of his existence is a gravestone in a Flat Top cemetery.
The memorial at the Tom Lilly Cemetery near Flat Top bears the words “Known Only to God,” “Unknown Male” along with the date of his death – July 23, 1972 – and his probable age, which was between 19 and 21 years old. Today people are still attempting to identify this young man and bring closure to his family, Vernon L. Simmons, a retired Norfolk Police Department captain said.
The accident which claimed the life of “John Doe” occurred on the U.S. 19-21 bypass near Beckley, according to Daily Telegraph reports from that year. Before the pedestrian accident, the man had caught a ride with a passing motorist who later told the West Virginia State Police about how the man said that he was returning to the Bluefield area from Chicago, and that the reason behind his trip was to obtain a birth certificate. According to this witness, the man walked about a half a mile before he was hit by another driver and killed instantly.
In 1972, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph published stories that offer details about this unknown man. The West Virginia State Police described him as a white American male, believed to be between 18 and 20 years old. He was 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighed between 160 and 165 pounds. His hair was described as “reddish brown,” Simmons said. His only distinguishing feature was a laceration on his left foot which was described as being similar to a glass cut: it was healed and showed no sign of sutures. The young man’s photograph was once available, but finding it after almost 50 years would be difficult.
Back in August 1972, investigators said the man’s clothes didn’t have any identification except for a pair of jungle boots with the name “John Durfee” stenciled on them. John Durfee was later located; he had sold the boots to a Chicago pawn shop. Simmons said his research has indicated that the unknown man could have been a runaway youth from the Chicago area.
People who believe that they could have information relating to the case can contact Simmons at 757-436-0219 or email@example.com.
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Ancestry has this info on a person of the same name in the same county.
While the girl was found in Texas, a pollen analysis completed on her remains suggests she was from the southwest U.S. or the adjacent region in Mexico. It's even more likely she was from southeast Arizona.
Tampa Bay Cold Case Project | CASE 4
Hillsborough County Cold Case Service Learning Initiative
"5 Cases in 5 Weeks"
HCSO Case No: 2011-063114
MEO Case No: ME11-00914
USF Case No: USF11-005
One morning while walking to work a man noticed someone lying on his back in the bushes. Realizing that the man was not moving, he called the authorities.
On Monday February 7th, 2011, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office found the body of a deceased white male. The man was found lying on his back in a wooded lot just north of the intersection of Highland Manor Dr. and Falkenberg Rd. N. in Tampa, Florida. This area was approximately 15 feet from the sidewalk at that intersection. Due to the status of the body, it is believed that the man was in this wooded lot since at least Sunday, February 6th, 2011. The man’s identity is unknown.
CASE 4 Clothing
The man is approximately 40-60 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighs approximately 151 pounds. He has brown eyes, medium length dark grey hair and a grey full untrimmed beard, mustache, and sideburns. The man has a knot on the right side of his forehead and a large black scar on his right shoulder. At the time he was found, he was wearing a black sweater with a Marine skull and wings graphic on the front and the words “Semper Fi” written on the back (size M), a long sleeved red button up sweater (no size label), a plain red Champion brand t-shirt (size L), a long sleeved Moose Creek brand blue, green, and yellow flannel shirt (size 1XL), a black Blizzard Professional Ultra brand hooded sweatshirt (size M), a pair of green and yellow Joe Boxer brand underwear with white duck graphics, a pair of Wrangler blue jeans (size 12 x 34), a black-brown colored belt, brown Rockport shoes (size 12), and plain black socks. The man may have lived in the general area surrounding the location that he was found.
A facial reconstruction that may resemble this individual and a reconstruction of the individual’s clothing were created by the Forensic Anthropology Laboratory at the University of South Florida.
If you have any information regarding the identity of this individual based on the above description and/or the facial and clothing reconstructions, please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Please contact Detective Jason Oliver at 813-247-0567, or call the Criminal Investigations Division at 813-247-8600.
If you are looking for a missing person, contact The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) at www.NamUs.gov. NamUs is an online source that enables the public to search for as well as enter information about missing individuals. Many families have found their missing loved one by searching the site for unidentified individuals.
Hillsborough County Medical Examiner
Falkenburg Road at Highland Manor Drive, Tampa White male. 5'8," 151 lbs. Gray hair. Brown eyes. Forehead has distinctive lump. Clothing: Large plain red Champion t-shirt, XL long sleeve Moose Creek blue-green-yellow flannel shirt, medium Black Blizzard Prof Ultra hoodie, green and yellow Joe Boxer underwear with white ducks on them, Wrangler blue jeans size 12 x 34, black / brown belt, medium black sweater with Marine and skull with wings on front and Semper Fi written on back, long sleeve red button-up sweater (no size label on it), brown size 12 Rockport shoes, black socks. Homeless.
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