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.
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Navy hopes computer image will help identify dead man
Oct 30, 2008
The black man in his early 20s had cigarettes, a cassette tape and a plastic bag from a Navy Exchange in his pockets. He was about 6 feet tall and wore a Nautica sweat shirt and a Nike jacket.
Those are some of the few clues in a mystery that has baffled investigators since a body was discovered
between two piers at Norfolk Naval Station in May 1997.
The unidentified body was exhumed from a Norfolk cemetery in 2005, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service made a clay model of what the man's face may have looked like. About a dozen leads came in, but none panned out.
On Wednesday, two NCIS agents offered up revised, computer-generated images of the man, as well as a few more details. They hope the new images, developed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, might spark the memory of someone who knew him.
"It would be quite an accomplishment to give him back his name," Special Agent Amanda Burke said at a news conference.
Special Agent Giff Parker said John Doe could have been a civilian. At the time the man disappeared - likely late 1996 or early 1997 - the general public had access to the base, according to base spokeswoman Terri Davis.
But the Naval Exchange bag in his pocket, and information that he may have visited a Fleet and Family Support Center at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base before his disappearance, indicate possible military ties, Burke and Parker said.
Sailors who deserted the Navy around that time have been ruled out, they said.
Parker theorized that John Doe may have been an active- duty sailor or Marine using up his last days of leave before mustering out of military service. He might not have had family expecting him. He might not have been a U.S. citizen.
It's unclear whether the death was accidental, a homicide or a suicide - his remains were too deteriorated.
The agents released some additional details. They think he may have been staying at the Breakers Motel in the Ocean View section of Norfolk. He was found with a rap music tape titled "Ill Style Live " in a pocket.
He probably stood between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall.
Burke said the man's teeth showed dental work, including filled cavities and healed extractions.
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