UPDATE: FBI officials said “John Doe #44” has been identified and located.
“John Doe #44” has been taken into custody.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s help identifying a man who may have critical information about the identity of a child with an ongoing exploitation investigation.
FBI officials said initial video of the unidentified male, “John Doe 44”, and a child was first recorded by the Nation Center of Missing and Exploited Children in February of 2021.
The FBI describes John Doe 44 as a white male with light brown hair and wearing a navy blue t-shirt. He is heard speaking English in the video. Due to the age of the images, it is possible that the individual’s appearance may have changed over the years.
Anyone with information is asked to submit an online tip, or call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).