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Lawrence County John Doe is a man who was found murdered in a swamp near New Castle, Pennsylvania on October 17, 1925. He was found near where another unidentified body was found eleven days ago.


The victim was found late afternoon by four teenagers out duck hunting near where an unidentified body was found nearly two weeks ago. The skull was not found, but more clothing from the victim was found with a skull found belonging yet another unidentified victim nearby on October 19, 1925.

Between 1925-1940, nine people, eight of them unidentified, were found dead and dismembered in the swamps or around the train yards of New Castle and West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. The murders being dubbed, "the Murder Swamp Killings," have been theorized to either victims of the Mafia or the Cleveland Torso Murderer. Between 1934-1938, the Cleveland Torso Killer was responsible for at the murders of twelve to thirteen people in Cleveland, Ohio. Both towns are connected through the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad lines and the victims of both killings were dismembered similarly and had similar profiles. As of today, both series of killings, related or not, remain unsolved.


  • Clothing of unknown description.
  • Folding penknife.