Kent County Jane Doe was a woman whose skeleton was discovered in Michigan.

She is currently undergoing testing by the DNA Doe Project.

Case

The victim was found in a wooded area behind the Ada Township Park located at 9232 East Fulton Street and five miles east of Grand Rapids, Michigan. During the mid-1990s there were serial killings responsible for the murders of prostitutes in Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa Counties. Authorities speculate she may have been a victim of these serial killings.

Characteristics

  • Healed fracture on left side of nose at bridge; it would have been noticeable, especially to people who knew her.
  • All but two of the teeth were recovered. Several teeth showed a lack of dental care. Dental restorations are present in teeth #14, #15, #18, #19. Tooth #2 has a large untreated caries that has destroyed at least half of the crown of the tooth. Tooth #16 is peg shaped and should be very identifiable in a premortem x-ray. There was a tooth glued back into place. The lack of dental care on some the teeth suggests she may have been of low socioeconomic standing.

Accessories

  • Dark blue leg warmer found nearby.

Exclusions

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