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Julie doe
Sex Female
(Transgender)
Race White
Location Clermont, Florida
Found September 25, 1988
Unidentified for 31 years
Postmortem interval 8 months
Body condition Mummified
Age approximation 22 - 35
Height approximation 5'10
Weight approximation 170 pounds
Cause of death Suspected homicide
Julie Doe was a transgender woman found deceased in 1988. The cause of her death is undetermined, although the apparent concealment of her body suggests foul play.

She is currently undergoing testing by the DNA Doe Project. The first and second rounds of sequencing proved unsuccessful, however a third round was successful.

Case

Julie Doe's mummified remains was discovered by a man in an unrecognizable state months after her death. Her skirt was rolled down to her knees, which led to the possibility she was sexually assaulted. It seemed she wasn’t killed at the scene, as there was indication that she was dragged as discarded there.

The victim was thought to be a cisgender woman until DNA testing revealed a Y chromosome, meaning she was assigned to be male at birth, but had sucessfully or was going through sex-reassignment before her murder.

Isotope testing conducted by the University of South Florida indicated she was native to South Florida.

The DNA Doe Project took on her case in 2018 to try and locate potential relatives of hers, which proved an successful DNA extraction after 3 attempts.

Characteristics

  • She had natural brown hair that was bleached.
  • She had a healed injury to the right cheekbone.
  • She had upper body reassignment surgery (most likely taking place in Miami or Atlanta, Georgia).
  • Plastic surgery was possibly done on her nose, possibly as a result of the injury to her face or through her transition process.
  • She had 250cc silicone breast implants, which likely were put into place around 1984.

Clothing

  • She wore a blue-green tank top.
  • She was wearing an acid washed denim skirt.
  • She wore pantyhose.

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