John Doe IV
Sex Male
Race White
Location Cleveland, Ohio
Found September 10, 1936
Unidentified for 81 years
Postmortem interval 1 - 2 days
Body condition Traumatic injuries
Age approximation 25-30
Height approximation N/A
Weight approximation N/A
Cause of death Decapitation
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John Doe IV was one of many victims of the Cleveland Torso Murderer.


The victim had been dismembered and his bisected torso was found in a pond by a homeless man. No other parts are known to have been recovered.

Characteristics and clothing

  • He had light brown body hair.
  • He was of "medium" stature.
  • He was of athletic build.


  • A gray, felt hat with the phrase "Laudy's Smart Shop, Bellevue, Ohio."
  • A blue "work shirt" that was wrapped in newspaper.