CA KERN COUNTY JANE DOE: WF, 20-25, found buried under concrete floor of a foundry in Kern County, CA - 3 May 1973


Date of Discovery: May 3, 1973
Location of Discovery: Kern County, California
Estimated Date of Death: Circa 1948
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 20-25 years old
Race: Unknown
Sex: Female
Height: 5'1" to 5'3"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

Dentals: Available. Protruding front teeth.

Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Not available.

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

Circumstances of Discovery
The decedent was found buried 30 inches under concrete floor of a foundry in Kern County, California on May 3, 1973.

Authorities believe that the body had been buried approximately 25 years.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Bakersfield Police Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 661-326-3537
Agency E-Mail: bpdhomicide(at)
Agency Case Number: 073 H11935

Agency Name: Kern County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Dawn Ratliff
Agency Phone Number: 661-868-0110 or 661-868-0100
Agency E-Mail: Ratliff(at)
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: U77260062
NamUs Case Number: The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
Former Hot Case Number: 497

Information Source(s)
Bakersfield Police Department
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I miss you Oreo.
Seems strange that someone can bury someone at a foundry without notice. Or at least after the body was found a suspect coming to light. Eventhough it had been so long.


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Was missing Hollywood actress/starlet Jean Spangler ever ruled out?
Does NamUS have their DNA online? I have a hard time figuring that out since their new format.

ETA: It says in the first post that it's not available. I wonder if they have the remains anymore?


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No, NamUs no longer puts their DNA information available to the public. But like you said, they don't have it. They do have dentals for her though.
There are no official rule-outs listed on this Doe's NamUs page.


I miss you Oreo.
If you are saying this Woman with the mob. It seems mob like. You have a very good point. No one narcs on the mob.

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