Broward County Jane Doe
Sex Female
Race White/Native American/Asian/Hispanic
Location Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Found September 19, 1983
Unidentified for 36 years
Postmortem interval Months - 1 year
Body condition Skeletal
Age approximation 11 - 19
Height approximation 5' - 5'4
Weight approximation 90 - 101 pounds
Cause of death Strangulation
Broward County Jane Doe was a young woman found murdered in Florida in 1983.


  • She may have had previous fractures to her right wrist and left ankle.
  • She had spina bifida, but it was minor enough that she may not have known about it in life.
  • She may have had a colostomy.
  • She had a small to medium build.
  • She had osteoarthritis in her left hip and leg, possibly from a previous traumatic injury. This may have altered the range of motion in her leg, giving her a distinct gait.
  • She had an overbite and several fillings, among other extensive dental work.
  • She had previously suffered an injury to her left ankle, which may or may not have been associated with her osteoarthritis.
  • She had medium length brown or auburn hair.
  • She wore red or purple nail polish on her toenails.
  • She was nude except for golden chain with a seashell pendant.



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