FL BAHIA HONDA JANE DOE: WF, 16-19, found under south end of Bahia Honda Bridge in Bahia Honda State Park, FL - 5 March 1979

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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 Description

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.
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.


Identifiers

Dentals: Available. Porcelain/metal crown on an upper-middle tooth. Fillings observed in several other teeth, and some were previously extracted, leaving healed sockets.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Not available.


Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Blue Lee brand jeans (size 30x32A) and a black Eclipse brand tank top (size small, made in Korea).
Jewelry: Unknown.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown.


Circumstances of Discovery

The 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


Information Source(s)

Namus
NCMEC


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