Fort Motte Jane Doe
Sex Female
Race White
Location Fort Motte, South Carolina
Found October 21, 1971
Unidentified for 48 years
Postmortem interval 2 weeks
Body condition Decomposed
Age approximation 17-23
Height approximation 5'2" - 5'5"
Weight approximation N/A
Cause of death Not stated

Fort Motte Jane Doe was a young woman who was discovered in the Congaree River on October 21, 1971 by a pair of university students.

Case

The Coroner estimated that the body had been in the water for approximately 15 to 20 days. The decedent was wearing a blue skirt, one silk stocking, and a lavender-colored slip. She was buried on Calhoun County property in a marked grave.

The remains were exhumed in 2019 as part of efforts to identify her using DNA testing.

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