Utah's Mystery Inmate Identified

Brother says 'John Doe' is actually Phillip T. Beavers

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 27, 2011 7:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Mystery solved: Utah's "John Doe" inmate is a man who had gone missing from New Mexico. Phillip T. Beavers has been locked up for more than three weeks and has barely said a word to authorities, but after his case got more publicity his brother identified him, the AP reports. Beavers, who was arrested for trespassing in the police parking garage, is being held on $1,200 cash bond for three misdemeanor charges—including, not surprisingly, failure to provide information to a police officer.

This photo provided by Utah County Sheriff's Office shows a roughly 71-year-old man with blue eyes and gray hair, identified as Phillip T. Beavers by his brother.   (AP Photo/Utah County Sheriff's Office)
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