Died November 30, 2003 in Scranton, Lackawanna County
Estimated Age: 62, based on birth year given by decedent
Estimated Height: 5'11"
Estimated Weight: 180 lbs
Hair Color: Gray
Facial Hair: Gray goatee
Eye Color: unknown
Clothing: Gray coat
Dentals: not available
DNA: not available
Fingerprints: None in Coroner's file. Prints were taken but were inconclusive due to dehydration of body.
On Saturday, November 22, 2003, a man checked himself into Mercy Hospital in Scranton. He died, of complications due to leukemia, eight days later.
Little is known about him. He carried no identification. He gave his name as George F Volk and his year of birth as 1932. He said he was from Boston, where he had tended bar, and had come to Scranton by bus. He refused to give a Social Security number, an address, insurance information or contact information for any family or friends.
Repeated checks with law enforcement and hospitals in Massachusetts, inquiries to the FBI and the Department of Veterans Affairs yielded no information on Mr Volk.
After a two-month investigation, he was buried in an unmarked grave at the Diocese of Scranton's Cathedral Cemetery.
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