UNIDENTIFIED: Flathead County Doe

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The Flathead County Sheriff’s office and the DNA Doe Project are so close to identifying a man who’s been a doe for almost 17 years, but they need your help to get this case across the finish line. Could you be related to the Flathead County Doe?

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The Case

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Flathead County John Doe
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Poster for the Flathead County John Doe
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Based on his DNA, the DNA Doe Project believes that his family lineage could be linked to one of 11 family names in one of 3 different counties. Please keep in mind this does not exclude other last names or locations.

  • He could potentially be related to family members or ancestors from: Harlan County, KY with the last names: Saylor, Helton, Brock, or Blanton.
  • He could potentially be related to family members or ancestors from: Montgomery County, IN with the last names: Ward, Linn, or Barrett.
  • He could potentially be related to family members or ancestors from: Hancock County, TN with the last names: Greene, Epperson, Seales, or Trent.

The DNA Doe Project asks that anyone who has taken a Direct to Consumer DNA test (like Ancestry, 23andMe, etc), to please upload your DNA to GEDmatch.com and “Opt-In” to help solve this and other cases!

If you have absolutely any information… big or small… please call the Flathead County Sheriff’s office at 406-758-5585.

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All information and facts for this episode were generously provided by the Flathead County Sheriff’s office and the DNA Doe Project.

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