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Arroyo Grande Jane Doe Cscr-featured
NCMU1114321c1
Sex Female
Race White
Location Henderson, Nevada
Found October 5, 1980
Unidentified for 39 years
Postmortem interval Hours
Body condition Recognizable face
Age approximation 13-25
Height approximation 5'-5'4
Weight approximation 98-105 pounds
Cause of death Stabbing/Beating
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Arroyo Grande Jane Doe was a female found murdered in 1980 in Henderson, Nevada.

Case

The Jane Doe's naked body was found face-down near Arroyo Grande Road in Henderson, Nevada. The victim's death was a homicide, as she had been hit in the back of the head with a blunt object, beaten in the face and had been stabbed multiple times in the back and head. She had died hours earlier, and there was no evidence of a sexual assault, though she was found nude.

The body had apparently been washed and a piece of the shower curtain was found near her body.

She was exhumed in late 2016 for additional testing.

Characteristics

  • She had light brownish-blonde, 11-inch hair.
  • Her eyes are commonly listed as blue but could have been green or hazel.
  • She had a recent tattoo of the letter "S" on her right forearm.
  • She had a noticeable gap in her teeth (this may have occurred post or perimortem).
  • One tooth had a suture, a technique used to straighten a tooth.
  • She had a vaccination scar on her left bicep.
  • Her wisdom teeth were impacted.
  • She had a birthmark on her lower back. 

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