One-Eyed Jack
One-Eyed Jack with eyepatch
Sex Male
Race White
Location Tok, Alaska
Found August 20, 1979
Unidentified for 38 years
Postmortem interval One year (1978)
Body condition Skeletal
Age approximation Below 40
Height approximation 6'
Weight approximation 185 pounds
Cause of death Homicide

One-Eyed Jack was a man who was murdered after he accepted a ride from a murderer while hitchkiking in Alaska in 1978. His remains were found in 1979, although his mandible was never found. The man was missing one eye and wore an eye patch over where it used to be.


'Jack' was seen near Boise, Idaho when he accepted a ride from a man whose name has not been revealed. He was intending to head to Oregon but instead decided to go to Alaska with the man, where he was killed in an unknown manner. His killer was sentenced to life in prison and died in 2001.

According to his killer, this man's name was John or Jack and he was 32 years old. He had an Oregon driver's license and he also mentioned losing his eye in a logging accident and having a job washing cars in Colorado.