Montgomery County John Doe, who is also known as Crater Lake John Doe, is an unidentified man whose body was discarded in a lake in Conroe, Texas, after he was murdered more than 30 years ago.
At around 5 p.m. on Aug. 3, 1986, police officers were dispatched to Crater Lake, which is located off FM 3083 just east of Interstate 45, after receiving a 911 call about a body floating in the water.
It was reported that a group of friends stated that they were visiting the lake, which had been formed in 1933 following an oil well explosion, when they spotted a body in the water.
Officers arrived on the scene and discovered the body of a male with “two cement cinder blocks that were attached to the body with an electrical cord,” according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
The body was recovered from the water and transported to a local medical examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death and identification.
As stated by Beaumont Enterprise, the autopsy revealed that the man died from multiple gunshot wounds.
The medical examiner, however, could not make a positive identification, and he was, therefore, given the names Montgomery County John Doe (1986) and Crater Lake John Doe.
Authorities believe that Montgomery County John Doe went by the name “New York Billy.”
He is described as a white male between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, weighing 133 pounds, and standing five-foot-six.
The victim had multiple tattoos, and he had the name “Baby Dawn” written on his right upper arm and “Liz” written on his left upper arm.
In 2015, the body was exhumed to “obtain additional DNA and to attempt facial approximation,” The Golden Hammer reported.
Law enforcement officers have since turned to the public for help in solving the three-decade-old cold case.
Anyone with information regarding the unsolved murder of Montgomery County John Doe is encouraged to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 538-3765 and refer to the following case number: 85-19394.