‘Grateful Doe’ identified 20 years after dying in car accident
A car crash victim who became known as “Grateful Doe” because of two Grateful Dead ticket stubs in his pocket has been identified more than 20 years after he was killed, authorities said Thursday.
DNA evidence confirmed that the man whose identity remained a mystery for two decades is Jason Callahan of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, said Arkuie Williams, a spokesman for the Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office.
Callahan was 19 when he was killed in southern Virginia in 1995According to the New York Times, the crash occurred when the driver of the van, Michael Eric Hager, fell asleep at the wheel. Hager also died but Callahan’s injuries made him unrecognizable and his body was never claimed. Read more…