NV ARROYO GRANDE JANE DOE: WF, 14-25, found in Henderson / Las Vegas, NV - 5 Oct 1980

62 inches tall, weight 103 lbs. Estimated age 14-25, probably not older than 19
light blondish-brown hair
eyes blue or hazel (eyes may have looked green under some lighting conditions)
pierced ears
right forearm had small tattoo of the letter "S"- tattoo was crude, not professionally done , blue ink. Tattoo was on the inside of her forearm
unique and sophisticated (for 1980) dental suture on at least one of her teeth
impacted wisdom teeth
wore silver nail polish
vaccination scar on left bicep
gap between two of her teeth as depicted in Carl's reconstruction below ( gap may have occurred after death)

Because of the condition of her teeth, investigators do not believe that this young woman was homeless. Her teeth had several fillings and the dental suture was unique for the times. They also believe she may have been travelling from California or Arizona to the Las Vegas area.

It is worth saying that on October 2, 1980 there was a heavyweight boxing match between Muhammed Ali and Larry Holmes in Las Vegas. The WBC boxing match was held at Caesar's Palace. The boxing match was heavily advertised worldwide, received tons of publicity, and marked Ali's return to the ring after an absence of a couple of years. Arroyo was found on October 5, 1980. The medical examiner estimated the time of death could have occurred up to 24 hours earlier, on October 4, 1980.
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POST-MORTEM PHOTO BELOW SPOILER / GRAPHIC WARNING
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homicide

https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/46/attachments- NAMUS.gov link to UP46

https://unidentified.wikia.org/wiki/Arroyo_Grande_Jane_Doe?file=NCMU1114321c1.jpg- contains other reconstructions of Arroyo's face



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Akoya

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The naked body of this unidentified white female was found just south of Route 146 and west of Arroyo Grande, in Henderson, Nevada at approximately 2100 hours on October 5, 1980. Lacerations of the scalp and puncture wounds of the back were identified.
 

Akoya

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http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMU/1114321/1

On October 5, 1980, the body of an unidentified white female was found just south of Route 146, west of Arroyo Grande in Henderson, Nevada. It is believed she had been deceased for less than 24 hours prior to the discovery of her body. She had light brownish-blonde shoulder-length hair and pierced ears. She had a small tattoo on her right forearm. The tattoo was blue, approximately ½” x ¼”, and appeared to be homemade. She was wearing silver colored fingernail polish and had a vaccination scar on her left bicep. She had a gap between two teeth on the upper right side of her mouth. The reconstruction featured above is an artist’s rendering of what the Jane Doe may have looked like. Anyone with information should contact the Clark County Coroner’s Office, reference case number 80-01221 or the Henderson Police Department, reference case number 80-3937.
 

Scorpio

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Victim's tattoo
This tattoo could be a letter or it could be marking of some type. If a letter it could have various meanings. Its important for families who see this young lady to not preclude her as their loved one based solely on this image. The tattoo could have been added after this young lady went missing. (Henderson PD)


From the article:
We are also learning an "S" was roughly carved into her right forearm. It could have been a homemade tattoo representing someone's initial, showing branding or ownership.

"That could stand for a slave, possibly a victim of a motorcycle gang, or a serial killer," said Rebel J. Morris, the Executive Director of Can You Identify Me?
 
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The Coffeenator

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DDP has apparently taken on Arroyo's case. Praying she gets identified.
Where did you get that from? She's not listed as a case on their website or on their pinned Facebook post.

However, I do know Carl Koppelman mentioned in another forum that Barbara Rae-Venter confirmed she and her forensic genealogy group (not affiliated with the DDP) was working on AGJD alongside Valentine Sally.
 

Sunburst

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Where did you get that from? She's not listed as a case on their website or on their pinned Facebook post.

However, I do know Carl Koppelman mentioned in another forum that Barbara Rae-Venter confirmed she and her forensic genealogy group (not affiliated with the DDP) was working on AGJD alongside Valentine Sally.
You are right. I thought Barbara Rae-Venter was with DDP.
 

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