TN CHATTANOOGA JANE DOE: WF, 30-45, found in creek bed near the Cannon Avenue in Chattanooga, TN - 29 Mar 1999

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209UFTN - Unidentified Female​

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Reconstructions of the decedent.

Date of Discovery: March 29, 1999
Location of Discovery: Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
Estimated Date of Death: Months prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Unknown


Physical Description

Estimated Age: 30-45 years old
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Dark brown to black.
Eye Color: Unknown.
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She may have had a peculiar stride due to possible bow-leggedness. Sometime before her death, she fractured the top of both feet. Both fractures had healed, but those injuries might have caused limping. She also had previously fractured the pinkie finger of her left hand, and had fractured the first rib on her right side. This would have caused a stiff or sore right shoulder. Lastly, she had healed fractures of the nose. These injuries occurred prior to her death, and are not associated with her death.


Identifiers

Dentals: Available. Her dental hygiene was extremely poor. She had a total of 12 teeth, and all showed signs of advanced decay and periodontal disease. All of her front teeth were missing, presumably due to periodontal disease. She might have complained of a tooth ache on her left lower jaw, due to an abscess that was active at the time of her death.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available.


Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: She was wearing only a pair of red shorts, size 18-20.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Red, "twist-style" ponytail holder and a rubber band around her left wrist.


Circumstances of Discovery

On March 29, 1999, workers with Southern Services were cleaning brush and garbage from a creek bed near the Cannon Avenue overpass when they discovered the partially-dressed body of a woman, who had probably been dead for a few months.

The area of the creek where the body was found runs parallel to Interstate 24 eastbound, between the north and south Rossville Boulevard exits. The body was located near the 2500 block of Cannon Avenue.


Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Hamilton County Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: Allison Leitch
Agency Phone Number: 423-493-5175
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: C99-440

Agency Name: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 423-698-9539
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: FA99-2

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 8191


Information Source(s)

NamUs
Hamilton County Medical Examiner

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