Chesterfield County Jane Doe
Chesterfield County Jane Doe
Sex Female
Race White
Location Chester, Virginia
Found August 7, 1986
Unidentified for 33 years
Postmortem interval Days - Months
Body condition Traumatic injuries
Age approximation 15-35
Height approximation 5'2 - 5'5
Weight approximation 105 - 120 pounds
Cause of death Homicide
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Chesterfield County Jane Doe was a woman whose dismembered remains were found in a dumpster in 1986. She may have died months prior, as the body may have been stored in a sealed container to slow decomposition.


Using new information obtained with the help of Parabon NanoLabs, detectives ascertained potential ties to the following cities in Virginia: Richmond, Charlottesville, Buena Vista, and Lynchburg; as well as Baltimore, Maryland.


  • Light brown hair with long, blond highlights.
    • Her natural color may have been dark brown or black.
  • Post vaginal hysterectomy.
  • Bone island anomaly in the right Iliac (hip/pelvic) bone.
  • According to DNA phenotyping:
    • She may have brown or hazel eyes.
    • A light complexion.
    • Some freckles.


  • A dark, "rubber-like" band or bracelet on her left ankle.



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