Public Safety

Medical Examiner Seeks Public’s Help Identifying John Doe

This red, three-wheeled walker and wooden cane were found near the train tracks where an unidentified man was struck and killed Tuesday night. The Medical Examiner is asking for the public to contact them if they know the name of the person who owned these items.
This red, three-wheeled walker and wooden cane were found near the train tracks where an unidentified man was struck and killed Tuesday night. The Medical Examiner is asking for the public to contact them if they know the name of the person who owned these items.

Update: The Medical Examiner identified the man and notified his family on March 2, 2017.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying an older man who was struck by an Amtrak train last Tuesday night in Oceanside. A red three-wheeled walker and a wooden cane were found nearby and are believed to belong to the man.

The man was struck at approximately 7 p.m. at the intersection of Broadway and Cassidy streets and died at the scene, the Medical Examiner’s Office said.

Despite extensive efforts, investigators have not been able to identify the man and are asking for the public’s help in case they may recognize his walker, cane or his description.

The Medical Examiner describes him as Caucasian, between the ages of 65 and 85 years old, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, and 210 pounds. He had short gray hair, hazel eyes and was clean-shaven with no distinctive tattoos, marks or scars.

He wore a dark blue jacket, a purple/blue polo shirt, blue work pants, and gray and blue Nike tennis shoes. He also wore a white metal Timex watch.

Anyone who believes they may know the identity of the man is asked to contact the Medical Examiner’s Investigations Unit at (858) 694-2905. The case number is 17-00387.

Yvette Urrea Moe is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact