GA ATLANTA JANE DOE: WF, 30-40, found at Georgia I-20 west of I-285 in Atlanta, GA - 13 Jan 1988 - Jesus tattoo on hand


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172UFGA - Unidentified Female


Reconstructions of the victim by Carl Koppelman and David R. Wood; victim's tattoo. To view a postmortem photo of the victim, please click here .

Date of Discovery: January 13, 1988
Location of Discovery: Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Date of Death: January 18, 1988
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Homicide by blunt-force trauma to the head.

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 30-40 years old
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 5'2 1/2"
Weight: 105 lbs.
Hair: Dark reddish blond; 11" in length
Eye Color: Green
Distinguishing Marks/Features: "Jesus," followed by an apostrophe was tattooed on the back of her right hand. 2 old scars in right lower abdomen and a healed mid-line abdominal scar. Scar on lateral aspect of right forearm.


Dentals: Available. gold crowns/caps on her two rear teeth.
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Not available - Insufficient DNA for profiling

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Brown overcoat, blue jeans, thermal underwear, a gray vest, sneakers, nightgown and white panties.
Jewelry: A watch/bracelet type
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim was found on 1/13/88 on the north side of the roadway at Georgia I-20 expressway west of I-285. She had a marked head injury. The apparent victim of an assault, the victim was subsequently transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where she lived for five days prior to death.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 404-730-4400
Agency E-Mail:
Agency Case Number: 88-0128

NCIC Case Number: U400001656
NamUs Case Number: 623

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