Unidentified Person Pennsylvania
The sweater he was wearing came from stores located in Doylestown PA or Hatboro PA which is roughly 65 miles from where he was found. His cause of death has been reported as suicide by drug overdose.
Body exhumed in Berks County as part of missing person cases
John Doe was found near The Pinnacle in the 1970s
By: 69 News
Posted: Aug 05, 2019 02:01 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 05, 2019 04:22 PM EDT
CUMRU TWP., Pa. - Officials in Berks County have exhumed an unidentified body as part of two missing persons cases in two separate states.
Officials on Monday exhumed the body at Potter's Field. The John Doe was found in a cave near the Blue Mountain ridge in Berks County in 1977. Authorities said no foul play was suspected in that case.
Now, the body has been exhumed in connection with two missing persons cases in Florida and Illinois.
WFMZ's Jim Vasil will have more on the investigation at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
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6/10/2021 09:07:46 pm
My husband and his friend found this poor soul in the cave all those years ago. Two years ago they exhumed his body to try to make a genetic match to one of two missing persons whose dental records were similar but inconclusive. We’ve still not heard anything. We pray this man is identified soon and that he goes home from the Potter’s field to his family.
6/10/2021 09:38:34 pm
I was happy to see they did the DNA. My fingers are crossed for him.
5/30/2023 08:10:18 am
I’m sorry I don’t remember receiving notification of your comment back in 2021 - my husband was 17 at the time and he was hiking with a friend (who was the son of the police chief of Bethlehem). They had hiked there many times and stepped into a very small cave to duck out of some weather. That’s how they found him - which is pretty crazy. The supposition (particularly because he was never identified and no family or friends came forth) was that he was a drifter, perhaps “partying” and overdid it and was killed by exposure when he was unconscious? He had been dead for some time when they found him as a part of his face was eaten away (is my recollection). It’s a sad mystery and one we would l really like to see resolved - he had a family somewhere.
Charles Jesse Adams III
5/22/2023 09:49:24 am
Might you be willing to tell more of your tale regarding the finding of the body? I'm piecing together a story for the Historical Society.
5/30/2023 07:58:50 am
Hello! We just heard that Berks County is putting a press on to get him identified - we never got any follow up to the 2021 identification attempt. Maybe they will put his DNA in a database? I’m sure that my husband and his friend who found him would be happy to answer any questions. It’s so unsettling to know he has not yet been identified. I had forgotten he had on
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