Los Angeles John Doe
LA John Doe 1921-51
Sex Male
Race Unknown
Location Los Angeles, California
Found 1921 - 1951
Unidentified for 65-95 years
Postmortem interval Minutes
Body condition Traumatic injuries
Age approximation Unknown
Height approximation Unknown
Weight approximation Unknown
Cause of death Dynamite explosion

Los Angeles John Doe was a subject killed in a dynamite explosion between the years of 1921 and 1951. The victim's head and upper body were destroyed.

Due to poor record keeping, the exact year of the explosion is not known. It is only known to have occurred in the 30 year period the crime scene photographer was licensed in the field.

His companion also remains unidentified.


  • He wore dark-colored loafers
  • Dark socks
  • Medium-toned pants
  • Possibly a dark-colored, long-sleeve shirt. [1]


  1. Death Scenes - A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook