He Was Found Encased In Cement Inside A Metal Drum? Who Is The Natchitoches John Doe?

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Natchitoches John DoeThe Doe Network

The Natchitoches Parish Coroner's Office, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office, and LSU FACES Laboratory are seeking help from the public to name an unidentified man found deceased in Clarence, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. On October 16, 2015, the body was discovered in a shallow creek located off US 84, encased in cement inside a metal drum. The landowner found the drum and called authorities when he realized bones were mixed in the dried concrete of the drum. Authorities located a pair of medium-size Hanes boxer shorts with a cotton-blend, greenish-blue item. They believe the item could be a shirt or jacket with a hood or drawstring collar, reports the Doe Network. Investigators transported the drum to the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory where they used a small jackhammer to separate the skeletal remains from the concrete.

The LSU FACES Laboratory reports the man's estimated time of death to be one year to 25 years before being located in 2005. His cause of death is unknown.

The LSU FACES Laboratory created a three-dimensional facial reconstruction and Photoshop enhancement of the man they released to the public. His weight is unknown, and he is estimated to be 66-70 inches tall. His dental records and DNA are available for comparison.

If you recognize the Natchitoches John Doe or have any information on this case, please contact the following agencies:

Agency Name: Natchitoches Parish Coroner's Office

Agency Contact Person: Steven Enlow Clanton

Agency Phone Number: 318-357-2260

Agency E-Mail: steven.clanton@npcoroner.net

Agency Case Number: J-00506-05

Agency Name: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office

Agency Phone Number: 318-352-6432

Agency Case Number: J-00506-05

Agency Name: LSU FACES Laboratory

Agency Contact Person: Dr. Ginesse Listi

Agency Phone Number: 225-578-3906

Agency E-Mail: glisti1@lsu.edu

Agency Case Number: LSU 05-34

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