Loudoun County John Doe is an unidentified man who was murdered outside of Purcellville, Virginia, and his case remains unsolved more than 30 years later.
At around 11 a.m. on March 8, 1988, a couple returned to their home on Sunny Ridge Road off Route 761 to check on the construction work.
As they walked around the house, they discovered skeletal remains wrapped in a blanket, and they immediately alerted the police, according to the Loudoun Times.
When officers arrived on the scene, they searched the area and located an upper full denture next to the body, which had been clad in Sears-brand black polyester pants (size 42 waist and 29 inseam) with red socks. Officials said the dentures belonged to the victim.
An investigation that was conducted in the 1980s determined that the skeletal remains may have been at that location for at least a year.
The remains were then taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death and identification.
The autopsy revealed that the decedent was a Caucasian or Hispanic male in his 50s, standing 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with possibly reddish-brown hair.
However, the medical examiner was unable to identify the victim. He was then given the name “Loudoun County John Doe,” according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
The autopsy also revealed Loudoun County John Doe’s cause of death, which appeared to be the result of a gunshot wound.
Authorities did not elaborate on the shooting, such as where the victim was shot or how many times.
Anyone with information regarding the unsolved murder of Loudoun County John Doe is encouraged to contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-0100.
To remain anonymous, contact the Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919 or 877-777-1931. If the information provided leads to an arrest and indictment, a cash reward may be offered.