Monday, January 24, 2011
Not all crimes get solved! Rayburn Doe
The pre dawn hours of February 16, 2000 there was a shooting. The shooting was in a park. The park was located in the 5000 block of Fort Totten Drive, Washington D.C. The victim was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Another day. Another shooting. Another victim.
The police figured they could identify the victim by simply running his prints through the FBI database. Sure why not. He got shot, so he must be a criminal. No matches were made. The Police continued their investigation. They combed missing persons reports, ran DNA tests, and they walked the streets of their city trying to find out who this man was and what happened to him.
Unfortunately, the police haven’t been able to identify the shooting victim from those early morning hours eleven years ago. They don’t know what happened and they don’t know who he is. He is me. This is my unfinished story. I am now logged in the books as John Doe. Today, I get a new temporary name Rayburn Doe. Either way, it’s not my name.
I’m not going to be able to tell you what happened at the park on February 16th eleven years ago. Nor am I going to be able to tell you my name. I’m unable to communicate. So I need you to help me figure this all out. A man deserves his name.
I was an African American Male estimated to be in my late teens or early twenties. My hair was short, curly and black hair. You could see a stylish not overbearing beard and moustache. My height and weight averaged at 5’5 and 144 lbs. That morning I was wearing a Phat Farm logo t-shirt and blue jeans. Pay attention now these next details about me might be the most important
I had three very distinctive tattoos: the number 13 with an arrow as part of the number on my right shoulder,a panther on my right forearm, and a demon (in progress) on my back. Now did you catch that? I was in the process of having a new tattoo of a demon put on my back. This has got to register with someone.
Not all crimes get solved. But all people deserve a name. Help me find mine.
If you have any information please call:
Cold Case Squad
VIEW HIS PROFILE DATA AT A GLANCE: Washington D.C. John Doe February 2000