The body of John Doe1963 was found July 23, 1963. The unidentified deceased child was recovered from the Keene Creek Reservoir along Highway 66 in the mountains of Ashland, Oregon. The child was estimated to be between 22 and 26 months of age and had light brown hair. His body was wrapped in an aqua blanket and a handmade patchwork quilt with red gingham squares. Two iron assayer’s molds were wrapped in the quilt, apparently to weight the body down. The child was wearing a red long-sleeve shirt with thin white stripes, gray corduroy pants with an elastic waist and a buckle for size adjustment, and a cloth diaper with blue diaper pins and covered with elastic pants. The clothing was likely purchased at JC Penney. The child also wore anklet socks and white walker shoes known as "Jumping Jacks" that possibly had been purchased at Norris Shoe Store in downtown Medford, Oregon.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children lists 43 children missing from Oregon. If you have any information about any of the children shown here, you are asked to call 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST).