Placer County Jane Doe
UP 17572
Sex Female
Race White
Location Colfax, California
Found October 30, 1980
Unidentified for 39 years
Postmortem interval 1+ years
Body condition Skeletal
Age approximation 18-27
Height approximation 5' - 5'5
Weight approximation Unknown
Cause of death Presumed homicide
Placer County Jane Doe was a female discovered in 1980, near the Iowa Hill Bridge, near Colfax, California.


UP 17572 (2)

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The female was found near an intersection in a wooded area by a hiker. It appeared the site was a dumping ground, as trash was observed at the scene. A blanket was near the remains, although it is not specified if it has relevance to the case.

An autopsy failed to uncover the exact cause of the woman's death, although it was concluded she died at least a year before she was discovered. Authorities weren't sure whether she died where she was found, or elsewhere and left at the scene. She was initially estimated to have a shorter age range between 18 and 22.


  • Her hair was brown but appeared to have blond or auburn shades.
  • Her shoe size was 3.5


  • Multicolored halter top
  • Levi's brand jeans
  • Blue Adidas tennis shoes


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