Our Dean and Tina Linn Clouse Memorial Fund and FHD Forensics are collaborating with the the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to help identify South Island John Doe.

Following Hurricane Irma in 2017, the skeletal remains of a young fisherman were discovered near the site of ongoing archaeological research in Georgetown County, South Carolina.

Archival research identified the area where he was found as a 19th century fishing village, located between Mosquito Creek and Winyah Bay. His clothing resembles the fishermen shown in early 20th century photographs.

We need your help to give South Island John Doe his name back. To contribute a DNA sample or participate in other ways, please visit the project page at FHD Forensics and click “JOIN.”