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* It is known that she was of an Asian race, although she could have had white ancestry. An initial autopsy report states that she was possibly Hispanic without mentioning any possibility of her being Caucasian. In the decades since her disappearance, some have posited that she was Native American.
 
* It is known that she was of an Asian race, although she could have had white ancestry. An initial autopsy report states that she was possibly Hispanic without mentioning any possibility of her being Caucasian. In the decades since her disappearance, some have posited that she was Native American.
 
* Some of her front teeth were crooked, but she had taken good care of her teeth. Not long before she died, she had one of her molars removed, although the socket had healed.
 
* Some of her front teeth were crooked, but she had taken good care of her teeth. Not long before she died, she had one of her molars removed, although the socket had healed.
* Her hair was fairly long and was a brownish color.
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* Her hair was fairly long and was dark brown to black in color.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
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*{{Doe Network|113ufga.html|Jenkins County Jane Doe}}
 
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*[https://gbi.georgia.gov/case/unidentified-remains-330 Georgia Bureau of Investigation]
 
*[https://gbi.georgia.gov/case/unidentified-remains-330 Georgia Bureau of Investigation]
*[https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-fall-line-podcast/e/60381893?autoplay=true The Fall Line Podcast]
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*[https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-fall-line-podcast/e/60381893?autoplay=true The Fall Line Podcast (Part One]
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*[https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/exactly-right/the-fall-line-podcast/e/60552298 Fall Line Podcast (Part 2)]
 
*[https://themurdersquad.com/episodes/jenkins-county-jane-doe/ The Murder Squad]
 
*[https://themurdersquad.com/episodes/jenkins-county-jane-doe/ The Murder Squad]
   

Revision as of 05:36, 25 October 2019

Jenkins County Jane Doe
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Sex Female
Race Asian/White
Location Millen, Georgia
Found February 14, 1988
Unidentified for 33 years
Postmortem interval 4-7 days
Body condition Decomposed
Age approximation 16-25
Height approximation 5'4-5'6
Weight approximation 135-145 pounds
Cause of death Asphyxiation (homicide)

Jenkins County Jane Doe was a teenager or young adult found murdered on February 14, 1988. She had been asphyxiated.

Case

Three people discovered her body in a dumpster upon noticing a foul odor coming from it. There had been reports prior to February 14 about an odor coming from the dumpster, but the source of the smell was not investigated.

The victim was placed inside of a duffel bag after being wrapped in plastic. It is unknown if she was placed in the plastic before or after her death. Bedding items and other home goods were found with the body. The nature of the items suggests that they personally belonged to the victim, and some law enforcement investigators believe they probably came from her own bedroom. These included the following:

  • A pale green pillow with a floral design
  • Maroon bedspread with similar pattern to the pillow
  • A towel with a butterfly design

No clothing has been reported to have been found with the victim. A rape kit produced negative results, but other forms of unconventional sexual assault have not explicitly been ruled out.

Decomposition made it difficult to determine much of her features, and her initial reconstruction is described to have "not depicted her as well as [investigators] would have liked." One of the features in question was her eye color, which was listed as indecipherable by some sources, although the Georgia Bureau of Investigation claims her eyes were brown.

An autopsy failed to reveal a definitive cause of death, but it is generally believed that she was killed via asphyxiation, possibly by way of being smothered by one of the bedding items found alongside her.

Johnny Young, 23, confessed to her murder, but has since died.

Characteristics

  • It is known that she was of an Asian race, although she could have had white ancestry. An initial autopsy report states that she was possibly Hispanic without mentioning any possibility of her being Caucasian. In the decades since her disappearance, some have posited that she was Native American.
  • Some of her front teeth were crooked, but she had taken good care of her teeth. Not long before she died, she had one of her molars removed, although the socket had healed.
  • Her hair was fairly long and was dark brown to black in color.

Gallery

Theories

  • She may have been a victim of the Happy Face Killer, Christopher Below, Larry DeWayne Hall or Samuel Little. Some have connected the case to the murder of Annie Tahan.
    • Circumstantial information refutes such speculation.

Potential identities

Links

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