Arroyo Grande Jane Doe Cscr-featured
Sex Female
Race White
Location Henderson, Nevada
Found October 5, 1980
Unidentified for 38 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.


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 and had also been stabbed multiple times in the back and head. She had also been beaten in the face. 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.

Physical 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.
  • Her wisdom teeth were impacted




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