On March 5, 1951, a decomposed Caucasian male was found on the beach near Nerli’s Restaurant in Princeton by the Sea. The decedent was badly decomposed and had been dead for approximately 3-4 weeks. Flesh on the back appeared to have deep gashed, possibly from a propeller blade on a boat. Sheriff’s reports note that it could be one of six men lost from a tug boat in the Golden Gate on February 3, 1951. Dental records were taken by “Hamilton Field” – none in the case file. No photographs present.

Description of Remains:

Gender: Male 

Age: Adult, No age listed 

Height: Approximately 6’ 

Ancestry: European descent 

Hair: Unknown 

Eyes: Unknown 

Weight: Large build; 185 to 200 lbs 


  • Part of “Army brown” sweater and T- Shirt
  • Brown socks
  • 9 ½ sized shoe 


If you have information regarding the identification of this person, please contact:

San Mateo County Coroner's Office
Telephone: (650) 312-5562