On August 29, 1986, at approximately 2150 hours, a pedestrian was hit by a train on the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks just north of the Santa Clara County line in Menlo Park. The remains were found by a passerby and there were no witnesses to the event. The remains bore no identification. Found near the decedent was a pair of sunglasses.

Description of Remains:

John Doe

Sex: Male

Ancestry: Hispanic descent

Age: Approximately 30 - 35 years

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Straight, Black

Facial Hair: Wide Sideburns, Pencil-Thin Mustache

Height: Approximately 5' 09"

Weight: 154 lbs.


  • Olive-drab, military-type short-sleeved shirt
  • Denim pants
  • White and green belt with yellow, rectangular buckle
  • "Brut" multicolored undergarments
  • "Trax" black/white shoes
  • Camouflage peaked cap

Jewelry: None

Distinguishing marks or tattoos: Pale 3/4" scar, right knee


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

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