OR GOVERNMENT CAMP JANE DOE: F, 17-30, found near Still Creek Road, Government Camp on Mt. Hood, OR - 2 Aug 1986 *WANDA HERR*

510UFOR - Unidentified Female
Recon - profile

Reconstructions of the decedent (left by Joyce Nagy). Please note: the mandible was not recovered and the jawlines pictured are estimations.

Date of Discovery: August 2, 1986
Location of Discovery: Government Camp, Clackamas County, Oregon
Estimated Date of Death: 1985-1986
State of Remains: Cranium only
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 17-30 years old
Race: Unknown, but most likely white.
Sex: Female
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

Dentals: Not available
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Sample submitted - Tests complete

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery
U.S. Forest Service contract personnel discovered the victim's cranium in the area of Still Creek Road, about one mile south of Government Camp on Mt. Hood.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Detective Mary Nun
Agency Phone Number: 503-722-6746 or 503-723-4949
Agency E-Mail: nici.vance(at)state.or.us
Agency Case Number: 86-0003

Agency Name: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Dr. Veronica Vance
Agency Phone Number: 971-673-8220 or 971-673-8300
Agency E-Mail: marynun(at)co.clackamas.or.us
Agency Case Number: 86-25724

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 7602

Information Source(s)
NCMEC Case Map
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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What happened to Wanda Ann Herr? Skull identified as Oregon teen in decades-old cold case​

Cold case detectives in 2020 are asking this question: What happened to 19-year-old Wanda Ann Herr more than 40 years ago?

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help and sharing new information about a cold case investigation that has spanned decades in Oregon.

The intensive genetic analysis revealed far more detail about the subject: The skull belonged to a female of Northern European descent with fair skin, hazel/brown eyes, brown hair, and some freckles.

These new details, combined with extensive genealogical research, soon revealed a likely name for the young woman: Wanda Ann Herr, born in 1957.

Detectives obtained Wanda's birth certificate and contacted her surviving sisters. Further DNA testing with the cooperation of the sisters confirmed the partial skull was that of Wanda Herr.

Investigators said Herr is believed to have disappeared sometime after June 1976. She was 19 years old at the time and may have been living in a group home in the Gresham area.

Herr was not raised in the same home as her sisters, so information about her remains scarce.

Detectives, based on interviews, believe Herr was a chronic runaway, however there are no police reports that mention her name. Herr also had no DMV record and no bank account.

A photo was given to detectives, taken when Herr was 12 years old, seven years before her disappearance. It has been released by detectives as part of the ongoing investigation.


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Detectives release age-progressed sketch of woman whose skull was found on Mt. Hood in 1986​

A forensic artist has created an age-progressed sketch of a 19-year-old woman whose skull was found on Mount Hood in hopes it may lead to more information about her 1976 disappearance and death.

Clackamas County sheriff’s officials are searching for anyone who knew Wanda Herr or may know something about what happened to her. Police hadn’t been able to identify her remains until last year and had only a photo of her at age 12 to go on.

Detectives hope the sketch may help jog someone’s memory.


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