Milwaukee Jane Doe
Sex Female
Race Black
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Found March 16, 1982
Unidentified for 38 years
Postmortem interval 1 week - 3 months
Body condition Recognizable face(B)
Age approximation 15-25
Height approximation 5'4
Weight approximation 137 pounds
Cause of death Drowning
Milwaukee Jane Doe was a teenager or young woman found deceased in the Milwaukee River, Wisconsin in 1982.


An off-duty firefighter was docking his boat when he had spotted her corpse in the river, It seemed that the body was wedged between two metal barrels tied to a floating pier. Upon closer inspection it was concluded that there was no visible signs of foul play or trauma and her death was ruled as an accidental drowning.

Side profile


  • Black hair with a reddish tint in a short afro style. Described as kinky.
  • Brown eyes.
  • Dental record shown she had two extractions earlier in life, a number of fillings, and a fixed partial bridge.
  • Both of her earlobes were pierced.
  • She had tooken good care of her finger and toenails.
  • Scar on her abdomen, probably from prior surgery.
  • Burn scar on her right ankle.
  • Scar two inches below her right elbow.
  • There were signs that she had her appendix removed at some point in her life.
  • She may have had abdominal surgery some point in her life, with the exact reason unknown.

Clothing and accessories

  • Tan colored woolen jacket
  • Blue trousers from Kmart
  • Yellow and a tan knit cap with an attached faded purple scarf
  • Brown striped long-sleeved shirt labeled Jeri-Jo, INC 1978, New York (Size M)
  • Black calf-length boots (Size 8)
  • Green knee-length socks.
  • Green BIC lighter.
  • Empty Tic Tac container.



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