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Boca Raton Jane Doe
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Sex Female
Race Black
Location Boca Raton, Florida
Found March 28, 1982
Unidentified for 38 years
Postmortem interval 1 - 5 days
Body condition Decomposed
Age approximation 21-35
Height approximation 5'2 - 5'5
Weight approximation 117 pounds
Cause of death Drowning
Boca Raton Jane Doe was a Haitian refugee who drowned after her boat capsized in 1982.

Case

Jane Doe was found near a hotel in Boca Raton, Florida, alongside eight men and two women. An additional victim was found in St. Augustine several days later. A Haitian freight ship, the Esperancia, capsized the Sunday before the bodies were discovered, but only ten people were thought to be on board.

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