Searching for identity
On June 27, 1995, a Volkswagen was traveling down Route 58 West around midafternoon in Greensville County, Virginia. There were two people in the car, the driver and one passenger. Police think the driver fell asleep. He ran off the road, hit two trees and both he and his passenger were killed instantly. The driver of the car was identified quickly and his family was notified. The passenger in the car is still searching for an identity.
The unknown victim is known at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as John Emporia Doe1995. With no one to speak for him, his clothes, possessions and even his hair style and body markings tell a story.
He was found wearing a Grateful Dead tie-dyed t-shirt from the 1995 summer tour, blue Fila sneakers size 11.5, a macramé beaded necklace and blue jeans. In his pockets were two Grateful Dead tickets from that week, a Bic lighter, four quarters and a note. The note was written to “Jason” from Caroline O. and Caroline T. The victim had a homemade tattoo of a star on his upper right arm, and scar on the middle of his back.