FL ALTOONA JANE DOE: WF, 17-20, found in Lake Dorr Recreation area at Ocala National Forest in Altoona, FL - 18 Apr 1984 - Judy from CA


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126UFFL - Unidentified Female

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Reconstructions of the victim; crime scene photograph of the victim's shoe; enhanced images of shoes and clothing.

Date of Discovery: April 18, 1984
Location of Discovery: Altoona, Lake County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: 2-4 weeks prior
State of Remains: Decomposed
Cause of Death: Homicide

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 17-20 years old
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 5'0" to 5'2"
Weight: 90-110 lbs.
Hair Color: Light reddish-brown, fine and straight
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Left ear pierced with no earring present, unknown if right ear pierced. Possibly had healed fractures to her ribs. Fingernails painted a coral or orange color.


Dentals: Available. Two upper teeth missing. Some remaining teeth were a discolored reddish-purple color.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Wrangler blue jeans, 24" waist; tan canvas shoes with blue trim; tan panties with brown trim; black t-shirt with "Here Comes Trouble"; a white or cream beach shirt or night shirt with "Have You Kissed Your Child Tonight" along with printed flowers.
Jewelry: 15†metal necklace chain.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim was located in a wooded area alongside a footpath, off a dirt road, approximately 3 miles north of Highway 42 and approximately 1/4 mile east of Highway 19, in the Lake Dorr Recreation area, in Ocala National Forest.

Early into the investigation process, investigators were informed that the victim was new to the area, possibly from California, and was using the name Judy.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: District 5 Medical Examiner’s Office
Agency Contact Person: Lindsey Bayer
Agency Phone Number: 1-352-326-5961
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: MA-151/ME-373

Agency Name: Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 1-352-343-2101
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 84-04-1983

NCIC Case Number: U2900118322
NamUs Case Number: 6037
NCMEC Case Number: 1184243

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