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John Doe

Real Name: Unknown
Nicknames: John Doe
Location: East Stockton, California
Date: September 24, 1993


Occupation: Unknown
Date of Birth: Unknown
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 165 pounds
Marital Status: Unknown
Characteristics: Caucasian male. He has a tattoo of a lightning bolt and the letters P, B, and I on his left arm.


Details: On September 24, 1993, a man was walking along Waterloo Road in East Stockton, California, when he was hit by a motorcycle that was trying to avoid an out-of-control car. He sustained a serious head injury, with bleeding and bruising of the brain. He also broke both of his legs. He was sent to Sutter General Hospital where he remains in a coma.
The man did not have any property, money, or identification on him. His condition has only slightly improved since the accident: he can sometimes respond to his caretakers by fluttering his eyes and squeezing a hand. However, the doctors and nurses that are treating him know that he needs friends and relatives with him in order to better his recovery.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the May 4, 1994 episode.
This case has similarities to Daly City Man.
Results: Solved. "John Doe" passed away in mid-October 1996. Then, on October 31, 1996, he was identified as fifty-six-year-old drifter named David Allen Johnson by his relatives. Fingerprints confirmed the identification. Strangely, more than two years earlier, his sisters had told the California Highway Patrol that they believed that he was their brother, after seeing his tattoos on the broadcast. However, the information was not forwarded to the hospital officials until after his death.