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Mariposa County Jane Doe
JAWLINE IS APPROXIMATE
Sex Female
Race White
Location Yosemite, California
Found June 28, 1983
Unidentified for 38 years
Postmortem interval Weeks - 3 years
Body condition Skeletal
Age approximation 17-23
Height approximation 5'2 - 5'6
Weight approximation 110 - 125 pounds
Cause of death Presumed homicide

Mariposa County Jane Doe was a female located at Yosemite National Park in 1983. additional remains were found in 1988.

Case

Profile. Please note, victim's lower jaw was not recovered.

Henry Lee Lucas confessed to the woman's murder, also implicating his companion, Ottis Toole. He claimed the crime occurred between 1980 and 1981 and reportedly led officers to the crime scene. She was an apparent hitchhiker picked up between Corona and the park.

Lucas would falsely confess to as many as 3,000 murders under the coercion of local police. He later claimed responsibility for three murders, excluding this victim.[1]

Sources

  1. “War in Waco.” The Confession Killer', season 1, episode 3, Netflix, 6 Dec. 2019.
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