On October 6, 1988, the bodies of two young men were found in a wooded lot off 29 Eldon Street in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The bodies, which were already beginning to decompose, were stacked on top of each other and covered with a tarp.
Upon the bodies being brought in for examination, it was discovered the two John Does had died a few days prior to being discovered. Given the level of decomposition, there had been a lot of insect activity by the time the autopsy occurred.
The cause of death was deemed to be by gunshot. Both John Does had been shot in the head, execution style.
John Doe #1 is described as being an African American male between the ages of 14 to 16 years old. He stood at 5’4″ and weighed approximately 128 to 132 pounds. His black hair was worn short and cropped, and he had brown eyes. When found, he was wearing a grey and black sweater, a blue shirt, blue jeans, red gym shorts, white socks, red jockey underwear, and white and blue Avia sneakers.
His name is believed to be Clayton.
John Doe #2 is described as being an African American male between the ages of 15 to 20 years old. He stood at 5’10” and weighed 160 pounds. His hair was black with 1/2″ long curls, and his eyes were brown. When found, he was wearing a long-sleeved black knit shirt or sweatshirt; black Jay Vence pants with a thin grey pinstripe; a green army belt; red, white and olive-coloured briefs; blue socks; and white and blue Nike sneakers.
His name is believed to be Hooker.
A Reebok bag was found near the bodies, as was a foam cylinder with two holes and gunpowder residue that’s thought to have been used as a suppressor.
Police believe the pair to have been from Bronx, New York and be of Jamaican descent.
CASE CONTACT INFORMATION:
Those with information regarding the identity of the two John Does are being asked to contact the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner at 617-267-6767. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-494-6372.
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