GA DEKALB COUNTY JANE DOE: WF, 20-40, found behind building in northern Dekalb County, GA - 17 Sep 1993 - Hip replacement


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281UFGA - Unidentified Female


Left: Clay Reconstruction of Victim by Investigator Sam Buice; Right: Reconstructions by NCMEC

Date of Discovery: September 17, 1993
Location of Discovery: DeKalb County, Georgia
Estimated Date of Death: 3 Months prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 20 - 40 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5", Estimated
Weight: 125 lbs., Estimated
Hair Color: The decedent had long, curly hair which appeared to be light brown in color. Her hair had a "frosted" appearance.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She had undergone a full left hip replacement that repaired an intertrochanteric fracture of the left hip. A stainless steel orthopedic plate was present on the lateral aspect of the left femur, extending just below the femoral neck. It was held in place by screws. The device was further described as a "compression hip screw" comprised of two separate devices: a "tube plate" and a "lag screw".


Dentals: Available; She had extensive dental work including a fixed gold bridge, two full gold crowns and both upper front teeth were fused to metal crowns.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Black t-shirt with an inside collar label reading "KLM Dome" (size large) and a multi-colored design/logo on the front reading "WAIKOLOA". She was also wearing blue denim jeans.
Jewelry: No jewelry was found.
Additional Personal Items: The decedent was wearing white cross-training type shoes with blue and red stripes (size 8). The sole of the left shoe is marked XJ900.

Circumstances of Discovery

This is a Dekalb County Police Department case, assisted by the NCMEC. Tips/leads can be submitted to NCMEC or to the Dekalb County PD at 770-724-7890. The skeletal remains of this decedent were found behind a building on Ranchwood Drive, near Lavista Road and I-285 in northern Dekalb County, GA. The decedent is estimated to have been 5'-04" to 5'07" and 115 to 140 pounds in life at , Georgia.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: DeKalb County Med Examiners Office
Agency Phone Number: 404-508-3500
Agency Case Number: NCMEC # 1119370

Agency Name: DeKalb County Police Department
Agency Phone Number: 770-724-7890

NCIC Case Number: U685897446
NamUs Case Number: 6001

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