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mushroom hunter Unidentified Male, Located April 18, 1973

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Unidentified White Male
  • The victim was discovered on April 18, 1973 in Shawnee County, Kansas
Vital Statistics
  • Estimated age: 17-20 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8-5'10"; 145-150 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown wavy, below the ear length hair.
  • Clothing: Clothing that was indicative of a hippie, flowered pants.
  • Jewelry: Necklace with large cross and a ring
  • Other: Left hand missing post mortem
  • Fingerprints: Available
  • Dentals: Available, baby teeth on the bottom.
    DNA: Available
Case History
The victim was located in a wooded area three miles southeast of Garnett, Kansas in rural Anderson County, April 18, 1973.
The landowner found the skeleton in a small waterway. No ID was found.
Authorities believe the victim may have been a hitchhiker.


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If you have any information about this case please contact:
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Judy Ashbaugh
785-296-8244
Email
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1-800-KS-CRIME

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number:
09-22941

NCIC Number:
U-183072533

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

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Old 12-04-2009, 12:20 AM
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Articles/Shawnee County John Doe

BODY FOUND NEAR GARNETT

GARNETT—Law enfprcement
officers today were seeking leads
into the identification and cause
of death of a young man whose
decayed and partially varmiteaten

body was found near here
Wednesday.

The body was found three weeks to the day
after the apparent time of death, March 28, of
three persons found shot to death
south of Ottawa.
Four Kansas Bureau of Investigation
agents who were in
Lawrence investigating the

March 28 triple slaying were
detailed to Anderson County, and
Franklin County Sheriff Lewis
Ashcraft and Undersheriff Rex
Bowling spent Wednesday afternoon
here.
Authorities said today they are
considering the cases to be
separate, but have not ruled out
the possibility of a connection.
The bodies of the three slain
March 28 were found by a

passerby about noon March 29 in
the car of one of the victims. It
was parked on a county road two
miles south of Ottawa and a half
rnile east of US-59.
The discovery of the body
Wednesday was made by a couple
looking for mushrooms. The

fully-clothed body of a white
male, 18 to 20 years old, five feet
eight to five feet 10 inches tall,
about 150 pounds, was in a ravine
in a wooded area several feet
from a county road. The area is
three to four miles south of
Garnett and three to four miles
east of US-59.
Estimated time of death is two
to four weeks. The preliminary
pathologist's report indicated
possible skull fractures from a
blow to the head. The fractures
could or could not have been the
cause of death.

Robbery was ruled out as a
motive in the triple slaying.
Officials said this morning no
motive has been ruled out in the
man's death. However, jewelry
was on the body when it was
found.

A nationwide teletype message
has been sent describing the man
and his clothing. Authorities are
asking that anyone who might
have seen him report it to the
Anderson County Sheriff's
Department or the KBI.
He is described as having
brown, wavy hair, about five
inches long. He was wearing a
brown corduroy waist-length,
zippered coat; a green longsleeve
shirt; blue jeans with an
octagon stop sign patch on the left
rear pocket; "waffle-stomper"
boots; a navy blue stocking cap;
a gold ring with the number 78 on
it; two rings with crosses on
them; a neck chain with a twoinch
silver cross, and a black
leather belt with a buckle
resembling a buffalo nickel,
about two inches in size. His two
lower front teeth were baby teeth.

Officials said the body does not
match the description of any of
the missing persons reported in
the area. And, they have
developed no significant leads.
There also have been no
significant leads developed in the

triple slaying.

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Old 12-04-2009, 12:30 AM
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Ottawa Herald
Friday, April 20, 1973

Seek Identity
Of Dead Man

GARNETT-Efforts continued
here today to identify a young
man whose body was found south
of here Wednesday.
A nationwide teletype message
describing the man was sent out
after the body was found. Anderson
County Attorney Terry
Solander said this morning that
as a result several calls have
been received about missing
persons from across the country.
However, he said, "most haven't
been close" to matching the
description of the body.

The preliminary pathologist's report
indicated the man had
suffered possible skull fractures
from a blow to the head. The
injury could or could not have
caused his death
Examination
The investigation of their
deaths, estimated at early in the
morning March 28, is continuing
in Lawrence. Mrs. Avery and
Longfellow were residents of
Lawrence. Steven Avery, Mrs.
Avery's son, was from lola.
The man's body was found in a
ravine in a wooded area several
feet from a county road, three to
four miles south of Garnett and
three to four miles east of US-59.
Solander said information
released Thursday, that the body
was found by a couple looking for
mushrooms, was incorrect. The
body was found, he said, by Virgil
Ashburn, the owner of the land
where the body was found. Ashburn
was looking for mushrooms.
The dead man's age is
placed the time of death at two
to four weeks.

Confirmation of the cause of
death will not be made, Solander
said, until the results of chemical
and microscopic tests are
returned. The results are expected
in the next day or so.
Area law enforcement officers
and agents from the Kansas
Bureau of Investigation have
been searching the area where
the body was found, but still have
developed no significant leads,
Solander said.
Officials said this morning no
link has been found, but u
ixjssible connection has not been
ruled out, between the man's
death and the shooting deaths of
Mrs. Hazel Avery, Steven T.
Avery arid Gary O. Longfellow.
Their bodies were found March
29 in Mrs. Avery'scar, parked on
u county roud two miles south of
Ottawa und a half mile east of US-
59.

The investigation of their
deaths, estimated at early in the
morning March 28, is continuing
in Lawrence. Mrs. Avery and
Longfellow were residents of
Lawrence. Steven Avery, Mrs.
Avery's son, was from lola.
The man's body was found in a
ravine in a wooded area several
feet from a county road, three to
four miles south of Garnett and
three to four miles east of US-59.
Solander said information
released Thursday, that the body
was found by a couple looking for
mushrooms, was incorrect. The
body was found, he said, by Virgil
Ashburn, the owner of the land
where the body was found. Ashburn
was looking for mushrooms.
The dead man's age is
estimated at IB to 20 years. He
was five feet eight to five feet 10
inches tall and weighed about 150
pounds.
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Ottawa Herald
Monday, April 23, 1973

Another Letter
Received In
Murder Probe
LAWRENCE - Authorities
here today were checking information
contained in a letter
received over the weekend in
connection with the investigation
of the March 28 triple slaying
near Ottawa.
The letter is the fourth received
by a steering committee offering
a $1,000 reward for information
leading to the arrest and conviction
of the person or persons
involved in the slayings.
Information received by the
committee is turned over to
authorities for Investigation.
Informants remain anonymous.
Officials have not released
details about the contents of the
letters.
The bodies of the three, Mrs.
Hazel Avery, Lawrence; Gary 0.
Longfellow, Lawrence, and Mrs.
Avery's son, Steven T. Avery,
lola, were found March 29 in Mrs.
Avery's parked car on a county
road south of Ottawa.
In Garnett the Anderson
County Sheriff's Department and
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
agents are still trying to identify
the body of a young man found
south of there Wednesday.
Anderson County Attorney
Terry Solander said inquiries had
been received over the weekend
concerning missing peruonH who
might match the description of
the deud man. They were being
investigated today, he uaid,
The man's death has been
placed at two to four weeks before
his body was found in a ravine In
a wooded area several feet from •
county road.
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Still no motive, weapon,

suspects in slaying of trio

Great Bend Tribune - April 6, 1973, Great Bend, Kansas

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) - After
more than a week of investigation
into the murders of three
people found shot to death near
here, authorities have not discovered
a motive or the weapon,
nor do they have a suspect.
The investigation began
Thursday, March 29, when the
bodies of Mrs. Hazel Avery, 53,
Lawrence; her son Steven T.
Avery, 22, lola, and a friend,
Gary O. Longfellow, 23, Lawrence,
were found in Mrs. Avery's
car on a county road two
miles south of here and a half
mile east of US-59.
These are the facts in the
case as reported by investigating
officers and the
Franklin County Attorney Robert
L. Pinet:
Steven Avery was to be a witness
for Longfellow in a paternity

trial to be heard March 28
in the Jefferson County District

Court at Oskaloosa. The suit
was filed in May 1972.
Avery had taken Tuesday and
Wednesday off from his job at
Feem Products, Inc., at lola to
go to Lawrence and then to Oskaloosa
to testify. Sometime
Tuesday he left his home at
lola, where he lived with his
wife, a former Welda resident,
and their baby. He began hitchhiking
to Lawrence.
He was wearing a brown
plaid jacket, a green Army fatigue
jacket, a light green longsleeved
dress shirt, blue jeans
and black ankle-high zippered
boots.
That evening the high schoolage
brother of Avery's wife
was in Garnett. He saw Avery
hitch-hiking and gave him a
ride to the north edge of the
town. It was 8:30 p.m. when
Avery's brother-in-law left him
there.

About 10 p.m. Avery called
his mother from a pay
telephone with a Richmond exchange
and asked her to come
get him. Richmond is about 12
miles south of Ottawa and 10
miles north of Garnett.
Mrs. Avery did not want to
drive to Richmond alone. She
called Longfellow and asked
him to go with her. She also
called her sister and told her
she was going to Richmond to
pick up Steven Avery.
Longfellow drove his car to
Mrs. Avery's home. About 10:30
p.m., they left Lawrence in
Mrs. Avery's blue-gray, fourdoor
1964 Chrysler.
Mrs. Avery was wearing a
brown waist-length wet-look
plastic coat over a white with
multi-colored, striped flower
design blouse. She also wore a
white cloth rope belt, lavender

stretch slacks and black loafer-
type shoes.
Longfellow wore a brown
waist-length leather coat with a
brown fur collar over a longsleeved
dress shirt. The shirt
and his trousers were blue and
white. His shoes were two-tone
brown.
Sometime in the early morning
hours Wednesday the three
were shot to death with a .38
caliber weapon.
Mrs. Avery had bullet
wounds in the forehead, neck
and shoulder. Her son was shot
in the forehead and the side of
the head. Longfellow was shot
twice in the head and once in
the sole of one of his feet. The
shots were fired at "very
close" range.
The car was parked at the
side of the road, 20 yards from
a bridge over Rock Creek,
sometime between 11:30
Tuesday night and 6:40 Wednesday
morning. The keys were
not left in the car and the gasoline
gauge registered almost
empty.
At 2 p.m., Wednesday Longfellow's
father reported the
three missing. Shortly after
noon Thursday a passerby reported
the car to authorities.
Officers from the Kansas Highway
Patrol and the Franklin
County Sheriff's Department
were first to arrive on the
scene. A few minutes later several
agents from the Kansas
Bureau of Investigation arrived.
The district coroner, his
assistant and a forensic pathologist
from Kansas City were
called, and the area was sealed
off.
The keys to the car were
found on the bank of the creek,
south of the car. Six slugs were
removed from the bodies. One
was found between the inside
panel and the outer skin of the
right front door. The slug of another
bullet which passed
through the door was not found.
Efforts to find persons who
might have seen Avery hitchhiking
or who might have seen
Mrs. Avery's car in the area
have been unsuccessful.
The section of the creek near
where the car was found has
been drained and searched with
a metal detctor, magnets,
rakes and shovels.
Where is the gun? Where are
the spent cartridges? Where
were the three killed? When
was the car parked where it
was found? What was the motive
for the slayings?
If the authorities investigating
the case know any
of the answers they aren't
talking.
All they'll say is, "No leads

have been developed"

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Significance of #78

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78 (number)

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78 (seventy-eight) is the natural number following 77 and followed by 79.
Cardinalseventy-eightOrdinal78th
(seventy-eighth)Numeral system78FactorizationDivisors1, 2, 3, 6, 13, 26, 39, 78Roman numeralLXXVIIIBinary10011102Octal1168Duodecimal6612Hexadecimal4E16Contents

[hide][edit] In mathematics

78 is a triangular number, and its factorization makes it a sphenic number. As a multiple of a perfect number, 78 is itself a semiperfect number.
77 and 78 form a Ruth-Aaron pair under the second definition in which repeated prime factors are counted as often as they occur.
Since it is possible to find sequences of 78 consecutive integers such that each inner member shares a factor with either the first or the last member, 78 is an Erdős–Woods number.
Karl A. Dahlke proved in 1989 that 78 heptominos of this shape ( ), at a minimum, are required to fill a rectangle.
[edit] In science
[edit] In astronomy

Messier object M78, a magnitude 8.0 diffuse nebula in the constellation OrionThe New General Catalogue object NGC 78, a magnitude 12.8 barred spiral galaxy in the constellation PiscesThe Saros number of the solar eclipse series which began on -463 June 9 and ended on 817 July 18. The duration of Saros series 78 was 1280.1 years, and it contained 72 solar eclipses.The Saros number of the lunar eclipse series which began on -125 April 10 and ended on 1155 May 18. The duration of Saros series 78 was 1280.1 years, and it contained 72 lunar eclipses.[edit] In sports
[edit] In other fields

78 is also:Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/78_(number)"
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Default The Pants With The Stop Sign on the Pocket

When I look back, seems I remember seeing blue jeans like this when I was a kid. Can anyone else recall ??
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Football was what came to my mind, since it was 1973 and it evidently is a graduation ring... The number 78, is usually worn by a big guy though.... Like a Defensive End/Tackle...

I suppose it could be related to another sport, lke Basketball or Baseball jersey number... Do they use that high of numbers???

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I don't recall them... I remember "Star" and "Hash" Jeans, but that was the late 70s..
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