FL BROWARD JANE DOE: WF, 11-19, found along canal on remote U.S. Rte 27 in Broward, FL - 19 Sep 1983 - Seashell pendant


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428UFFL - Unidentified Female


Artistic renderings of the victim by Paloma Galzi, Catyana Falsetti and the Broward County Sheriff's Department; reconstruction of the victim's necklace.

Date of Discovery: September 19, 1983
Location of Discovery: Broward, Broward County, Florida
Estimated Date of Death: Several months to a year prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 11-19 years old
Race: White, but may be of mixed ancestry.
Gender: Female
Height: 5'0" to 5'4"
Weight: 90-100 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown or auburn, of medium length.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Small to medium build. Possibly Native, Asian, and/or Hispanic facial traits. There were signs of previous fractures to her left ankle and right wrist. She may have walked with a limp. An anthropological exam of the bones revealed that the female had Spina Bifida in her back but was possibly unaware of the condition because it was asymptomatic. The female also had osteoarthritis in her left hip and left leg that was most likely a result from a previous traumatic injury and possibly produced a chronic aching and altered range of motion in her left leg joints. The female also suffered a fracture to her left ankle earlier in life that may or may not have been associated to the osteoarthritis. She was wearing red or purple toenail polish. She may have had a colostomy.


Dentals: Available. She had a marked overbite and extensive dental work, including several fillings.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: None.
Jewelry: A gold chain with a seashell pendant.
Additional Personal Items: None.

Circumstances of Discovery

A trucker found the victim's skeletal remains found along a canal on a remote stretch of U.S. Route 27. 8 miles north of State Road 84.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: District 17 Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Wendy Crane
Agency Phone Number: 954-357-5200
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1983-1245

NCIC Case Number: U717148363
NamUs Case Number: 1262
NCMEC Case Number: 1184238

Information Source(s)

Galzi Forensics
The Miami Herald News Archive - July 8, 1984

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