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In Memory of South Carolina Couple John & Jane Doe

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on March 12, 2010 at 10:40 PM

In Memory of South Carolina Couple John & Jane Doe


On 8-9-1976 a Male : John Doe-SC was found with Female Jane Doe on a Sumter County dirt Rd..between interstate 95 & SC 341..


An autopsy showed that the victims had been shot at close range in the back, chest and throat..

 

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The Doe Network:Case File 198 UMSC


South Carolina John Doe

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/198umsc.html


Unidentified White Male


Estimated age: 18 - 22 years old but possibly older..


Located on August 9, 1976 in Sumter, South Carolina...


An autopsy showed that the victim had been shot at close range in the back, chest and throat..


Approximate Height and Weight: 6'1/4"; 150 lbs.


Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown eyes; brown hair..


Two 2-inch scars on his right shoulder area. 4" appendectomy scar..


Tall and athletic looking...


The couple had been dead for less than 24 hours...

 

Although both the woman and man were white,investigators described their skin as smooth,with olive undertones..


The man in particular was tall and athletic looking possibly an aficionado of contact sports judging by the suggestive scars on the back of his shoulder...


Clothing: He was wearing a pair of faded Levi blue jeans,a red t-shirt with Coors America's light beer on the front and Camel Challenger G-T Sebring 75 across the back...


It most likely came from the 1975 Coors sponsored Sebring Races in Florida..


Inside his pants pocket were a box of Grants Truck Stop Matches...


They had likely come from a truck stop in the Midwest.


Jewelry: He wore a Bulova Accutron yellow gold watch,serial number H918803 on his left hand..Bulova made the piece in 1968...


But the company trashed its records when downsizing shortly there after,so no one knows where the watches were distributed...


A 14 karat gold ring with a gray linde star stone that had the initials JPF engraved on the inside..


DNA: 6/2007 body exhumed for DNA testing..


Dentals: Available.Extensive dental work.Very elaborate dental work with crowns and bridges.


.Crown on left front tooth,acrylic or porcelain..


Fillings in most of upper teeth and has some missing teeth in top and bottom but noticeable in top back left..He is missing his wisdom teeth on the bottom in the back..

 

In 1976 this male and his companion were found dead on a secluded Sumter County, South Carolina dirt road between Interstate 95 and SC 341..


They were located by a truck driver who pulled off to rest at what was commonly known as Locklair Road,a frontage road just off the interstate..


On August 9, 1976,a man living in the sticks between Sumter and Florence heard a car scuttling down a narrow frontage road connecting Interstate 95 to S.C. 341..


Someone climbed out....


Gunshots echoed in the early morning,then the car raced back onto the highway..


Their identities as well as that of their killer still remains a mystery..


Neither had any identification..


They had no money on them,but there were several clues that led investigators to believe that the couple might have been well-to-do or perhaps even from another country..


Investigators wondered if they had been hitchhiking cross country or if they had been victims of a carjacking...


They were a clean-cut-looking pair..


Authorities speculated they might even be brother and sister...


No drugs or alcohol were found on their bodies..


They were not smokers...


And neither had on underwear..


Investigators had checked out every lead,including trying to identify them through their finger prints..


Plus using the serial number on the man's watch in hopes of trying to track down the jewelry store where he might have bought the piece of jewelry...


Officials with Interpol as well as U.S. Customs investigators and immigration authorities also had been alerted...


Contact were made with agencies in Argentina,Uruguay,Brazil,and in the Mediterranean..


A forensic dentist in Spartanburg charted the young man’s mouth and the American Dental Association published his findings,hoping a dentist somewhere would recognize the work..


The dead man had undergone extensive dental work, including fillings, root canals and crowns..No dentist ever came forward...


The autopsy revealed the pair had eaten fruit or ice cream with fruit not long before they died so investigators were certain the two must have bought the food from a local eatery or store...


Someone remembered seeing a couple matching the dead couple's descriptions at a fruit stand that was located off the Florence Highway,but the person couldn't say whether the man and woman were with someone else or if they were riding in a car..


Months after the homicide,an employee of KOA campgrounds near Santee, S.C., called authorities, believing he had earlier made friends with the dead man who went by the name “Jock,” according to documents in the case file...


Jock,or more likely,Jacques,stayed a few days at the campgrounds with his young female companion,then left for Florida.. He and his girlfriend stopped at the campgrounds again on their way back..


The two men became friends..While shooting pool,Jacque told the KOA worker he was the son of a prominent doctor in Canada who had disowned him for giving up on his own career in medicine...


He was taking a vacation of sorts,traveling the country aimlessly..


Before leaving,he tried to pawn an expensive ring to the employee,who later told authorities that the ring had looked a lot like the one found on the mystery man...


Inside his pocket was a book of Grants Truck Stop matches, which could only be found in Idaho,New Mexico and Nebraska..


Authorities think Jacques passed through these places on his travels..


Investigators

 

Sumter County Sheriff's Office

803-436-2790

or

Sumter County Coroner

Verna Moore

803-436-2111

 

NCIC Number:

U-240001056

 

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

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The Doe Network: Case File 189 UFSC


South Carolina Jane Doe

 

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/189ufsc.html


Unidentified White Female


Estimated age: 18 - 20 years old


Located on August 9,1976 in Sumter,South Carolina..


An autopsy showed that the victim had been shot at close range in the back, chest and throat..


Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5"; 100 - 105 lbs.


Distinguishing Characteristics: Medium-length,brown hair; blue/green or blue-gray eyes...


She had two small hair moles on her left cheek and another on the right side of her face...


Mole behind right leg (calf)..


Pierced ears,no surgical scars..

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She was attractive and had very long eyelashes..


The girl had unshaven legs...


Clothing: She was wearing cutoff blue jeans,a pink halter top that tied in the front and an unbleached muslin blouse..She was also wearing a pair of Stride Rite,wedge heeled sandals with lavender,pink and purple straps...


Jewelry: Three Silver rings that resembled American Indian or Mexican handmade jewelry..


One piece was a faceted band with red,white and blue stones..


Another ring had a oblong black stone..


The third was a large,intricate feather scroll band with a jade insert into the curves of the scroll..


DNA: 6/2007 body exhumed for DNA testing...


Dentals: Available. No elaborate dental work. Missing upper and lower wisdom teeth on right. Has upper and lower wisdom teeth on left..


Has fillings in all back teeth..


If she were to smile, her teeth in the front would give an even appearance..


In 1976 this female and her companion were found dead on a secluded Sumter County,South Carolina dirt road,between Interstate 95 and SC 341..

 

On August 9, 1976,a man living in the sticks between Sumter and Florence heard a car scuttling down a narrow frontage road connecting Interstate 95 to SC. 341..


Someone climbed out...


Gunshots echoed in the early morning, then the car raced back onto the highway..


Their identities as well as that of their killer still remains a mystery..


The Couple didnt have any identification on their person & no I.D. was found..


They were a clean-cut-looking pair..


Authorities speculated they may be brother and sister..


No drugs or alcohol were found on their bodies..


And neither had on underwear..


Investigators had checked out every lead,including trying to identify them through their finger prints and using the serial number on the man's watch..


 

Investigators

 

Sumter County Sheriff's Office

803-436-2790

Or

Sumter County Coroner

Verna Moore

803-436-2111

 

NCIC Number:

U-820001602


 

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case..

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MJA NOTE :


Mja first read about these Doe's in 2001 because it was very unusal to have a couple found togather & both to turn out to be John & Jane Doe..


Thats how Mja learned about the California Couple discovered in 1979 was doing research concerning the South Carolina Couple...


Mja staff has logged in several hours concerning the South Carolina John & Jane Doe..


Mja since Jan.1st 2010 has logged in 18.5 hours concerning the South Carolina Couple looking for possible MATCHES..

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Posted by :

 

Mja Inc--Mandy K Stout--IN..    

 

 


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6 Comments

Reply Sweat Pea
10:00 PM on February 27, 2016 
Canadian couple Ron Yakimchuk, aged 27 and his wife Terry Pettit (yakimchuk)-missing-June 12 1973 - Age 24- They were from Edmonton Alberta, car fully loaded with their belongings and headed for a wedding to attend in Montreal Quebec. Last heard from Dryden Ontario and someone thought they saw them at Parry Sound Ontario in July same year. They were driving a VW Beatle car, that has never been found.
I made up a picture composite of both couples were can I post that?
Will try to add their links here. http://www.missingadults.ca/viewMAcase.php?case=ON-MF-1973-06-012
26 and http://www.missingadults.ca/viewCase.php?case=ON-MM-1973-06-01227
Reply Lux
1:49 PM on August 26, 2016 
I know other people have wondered about t he possibility that the woman is Rebecca A Doisy because of those moles, except in the pics they are on the opposite sides of the face. She disappeared on August 5th, 1976. Based on the witness interactions and descriptions, I looked into missing persons out of Canada and the southwest US from around 1974 on to try to make a match but had no luck. I discounted the witness statements just to expand the search, not that the witnesses are necessarily in error, but the motivations of everyone involved in those interactions isn't always clear. What if John and Jane Doe didn't actually know each other? What if the witnesses mistook them for someone else? What if it was just one moment of terror that brought them together? Rebecca A Doisy does resemble Sumter Jane Doe. Is it possible the pictures have been flipped? The time frame fits too.
Reply mja--inc--investigations
5:20 PM on August 28, 2016 
Lux

It could be a possibility that the woman is Rebecca A Doisy..We have seen stranger things happen..Sometimes mistakes are made concerning the Info on Jane Doe's..Because of figures being wrong we didnt pass on the Info & 6 years later we found out we was right & our client was I.D.
Reply mja--inc--investigations
5:30 PM on August 28, 2016 
8-28-16

Mja Inc Investigations

We can post this for you under your name because it is an active web-site & we want People to post Cases..It will be posted at : MP--1970's & Missing Persons..
Reply Shane
3:23 PM on January 11, 2017 
Been doing a lot of research on the John Doe-and his claim he was "practically disowned" by his well-known wealthy physician Father/family. One possibility-a lot fits..
I looked up any Canadian well known Medical Dr.'s-one caught my eye-and i'm not first one to report this..but there is a Jacques Ferron-Canadian physician, lived in Quebec, who would've been about the right age to be this young man's Father-and, he was a very famous physicina/writer. I looked up his family tree-and found out that there were many Pierre's..in Jacques Ferron ancestors.! It would fit with the JPF ring initials found on John Doe's body. Not unusual to keep an ancestors name going in the family line...especially using it as a child's middle name. I also found photos of Jacques Ferron and his wife-Madeleine..wow-this John Doe has very similar features-especially the heavy eyebrows and chin as they do. I couldn't find any mention of only one son anywhere-except one-but Jacques Ferron died in 1985-and if he had disowned his son-and had no knowledge of where he went-and-thought he was gone out of family forever after not hearing from him(becasue he was dead?!), it wouldn't be unusual not to mention this son- in obit-or even wikipedia. I noticed in other places it will say a few names of children and then say-and other children. So it seems not unusal-to mention all the children of a deceased person/ancestor.
See-for photos of Jacques and Madeline Ferron:https://www.urgelbourgie.com/fr/necrologie-avis-de-deces/3
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