Polk County Jane Doe
Sex Female
Race White
Location Des Moines, Iowa
Found May 26, 1980
Unidentified for 40 years
Postmortem interval Unknown (1980)
Body condition Skeletal
Age approximation 19-25
Height approximation N/A
Weight approximation N/A
Cause of death Not stated
Polk County Jane Doe was a female whose remains were recovered from the Des Moines River in southeast Des Moines, Iowa in 1980.



Cross pendant

  • Red or auburn hair.
  • Severe curvature in the spine, causing a slouched posture.

Clothing and accessories

  • Tube-top (color unknown)
  • A white metal ring with a turquoise stone and "coils" around the center (size 8).
  • A white metal Avon necklace with a cross medallion.
  • Hairpins.


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