Reconstructions by NCMEC; original sketch of decedent.
Date of Discovery: March 5, 1979
Location of Discovery: Bahia Honda State Park, Monroe County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: 3 hours prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Accidental drowning or possible suicide
Physical DescriptionEstimated Age: 16-19 years old
Weight: 110 to 115 lbs.
Hair: Auburn or brown, curly and shoulder length. Eyebrows were described as thin.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Right index fingernail had a noticeable healed scar. All other fingernails were well-manicured. She was described as healthy, except for possible emphysema caused by smoking, which may have led to frequent coughing.
IdentifiersDentals: Available. Porcelain/metal crown on an upper-middle tooth. Fillings observed in several other teeth, and some were previously extracted, leaving healed sockets.
DNA: Not available.
Clothing & Personal ItemsClothing: Blue Lee brand jeans (size 30x32A) and a black Eclipse brand tank top (size small, made in Korea).
Additional Personal Items: Unknown.
Circumstances of DiscoveryThe decedent washed onto the rocks under the south end of the Bahia Honda Bridge, after a few hours of being in the water.
There were no apparent signs of trauma to the body.
Investigating Agency(s)Agency Name: District 16 Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Tiffany Fridley
Agency Phone Number: 305-743-9011
Agency E-Mail: district16medicalexaminer(at)gmail.com
Agency Case Number: 79-0020
Agency Name: Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 305-289-2410
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: M79-2517
NCIC Case Number: U274388067
NamUs Case Number: 6251
NCMEC Case Number: 1115295
#JaneDoe washed onto the rocks under the south end of the Bahia Honda Bridge, after a few hours of being in the water. #FLORIDA 1979
Estimated Age: 16-19 years old Race: White Sex: Female Height: 5'5" Weight: 110 to 115 lbs. Hair: Auburn or brown, curly and shoulder length. Eyebrows were described as thin.
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