Daily Archives: August 22, 2009

Fond Du Lac Jane Doe: A Unique Method for Corpse ID

The ME will use any and all tools at his disposal to help identify an unknown corpse. Such is the case with the young lady known as the “Fond du Lac Jane Doe.”

She is unidentified and has remained so since her badly decomposed body was found in a rural wooded area near Fond du Lac, Wisconsin last November. The ME determined that she was between 15 and 21, just over 5-feet tall, and weighed between 110 and 135 pounds. Police believe she might be Caucasian, but a University of Wisconsin anthropologist determined that she was Hispanic, Asian, or Native American. Scouring missing persons reports has not turned up an ID and even though the manufacturer of her clothing was identified, this offered little help. DNA has been obtained but with nothing to compare it to it is of no use.

A forensic artist created a composite likeness and the clothing manufacturer provided copies of her clothing so that police could construct a composite picture. Then they took the unique step of creating a Facebook page for Jane Doe. Hopefully this will lead to her identity.


ABC News Story

Facebook Page

Sheriff’s Department Site

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