VA FREDERICK COUNTY JANE DOE: WF, 30-45, found near apple orchard on Route 610 in Fredrick County, VA - 30 Dec 1979


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Case File: 905UFVA

Unidentified Female

Date of Discovery: December 30, 1979
Location of Discovery: Frederick County, Virginia
Estimated Date of Death: 3 months prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial remains with soft tissues
Cause of Death: Unknown
Physical Description

** Listed information is approximate

Estimated Age: 30-45 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'1" to 5'5"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: There are slight childbirth scars, but since the pelvis is very deep (a sign of good childhood nutrition) this probably means several births rather than just one or two. Solidly fused sterum (manubrium-corpus-xiphisternum one unit) with extra wide facet for rib #1.
Dentals: Available. Mandible not recovered. The teeth show no sign of dental care; 5 of 16 teeth were lost antemortem and each of the remaining 8 teeth have cavities. The lack of dental care suggests perhaps some local of protein in early childhood and poverty or other block on dental care in adulthood.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Not available.
Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Remnants of a faded blue dress.
Jewelry: None listed.
Additional Personal Items: None listed.

Case History: The decedent's skeletal remains were found adjacent to an apple orchard located on Route 610 in Fredrick County, Virginia.
Investigating Agency(s)

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Agency Name: Northern District Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Shane Chittenden or David Baldwin
Agency Phone Number: 703-530-2600
Shane Chittenden Email or David Baldwin Email

Agency Case Number: N1979-15619
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: UP #6482
Former Hot Case Number: 2396
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

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