Media Release #1960, Unidentified John Doe, Bear Creek Township, Luzerne County, PA

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Media Release #1960, Unidentified John Doe, Bear Creek Township, Luzerne County, PA

DATE FOUND:  May 28, 1979

LOCATION:  The victim was found on a wooded embankment just off of State Route 2041, in Bear Creek Township, Luzerne County, PA.  

CIRCUMSTANCES:  Two citizens who were walking to a fishing spot found partially decomposed remains.  It is believed the victim had been shot and killed approximately 10-14 days prior.

VICTIM INFORMATION:  The victim is a white male between 25-40 years of age.  The victim was fully clothed and was wearing a sterling silver bracelet with “Vedon” on the clasp as well as a 14k gold serpent design ring on his pinky finger. The victim had been shot in the chest.

FORENSIC ANALYSIS:  Victim was exhumed on September 26, 2016.  Forensic Analysis by the University of South Florida is pending.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:  If you have information on this crime, any serious crime, or wanted person, call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS.  All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD.
All information is accurate as of Release Date.

Date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (All day)

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