TN LAVERGNE JANE DOE: BF, 25-49, found in remote area near LaVergne, TN - 14 Nov 2007

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On November 14, 2007 a police officer discovered partial skeletal human remains in a remote wooded area off Hollandale Road in LaVergne, Tennessee. Investigators found no clothing at the scene, but there was jewelry with the remains: two bracelets, an Avon “Loveable Pets Stretch Bracelet” with pictures of cats, another with ceramic beads; and a gold-plated ring with light blue and amber-colored stones. A forensic scientist determined the remains were of a Black or Black/White female, 5’5” to 5’6” tall, between 25 and 49 years of age with short brown hair. The deceased’s teeth showed dental work. Officials estimate the woman died in the spring or summer of 2007.

DNA Doe Project Status: Research in progress


Demographics

Sex: Female
Race / Ethnicity: Black / African American
Estimated Age Group: Adult
Estimated Age Range (Years): 25-49
Estimated Year of Death: 2006-2007
Estimated PMI: 4 Months

Circumstances

Type: Unidentified Deceased
Date Body Found: November 14, 2007

Location Found Map

Location: LaVergne, Tennessee
County: Rutherford County
GPS Coordinates (Not Mapped): Lat: 36.044822, Long: -86.536016
Circumstances of Recovery: Skeletonized remains found by police officer at opening of atv trail, across from address. GPS Coord is approx.


Details of Recovery​

Inventory of Remains: One or more limbs not recovered One or both hands not recovered
Condition of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only

Physical Description

Hair Color: Black

Clothing and Accessories


Jewelry: Please see photos. Per NCIC-ASSHURE CUT AQUAMARINE C0L0R ST0NE IN G0LD C0L0R SETTING WITH R0UNDED DIAM0NDS*TW0 BRACELETS F0UND - On the Body


 
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An Avon "Loveable Pets Stretch Bracelet" with pictures of cats on it (made in 2003), a bracelet with ceramic beads and a dark cord, and a gold-plated ring with light blue and amber-colored stones were found with the remains.

On November 14, 2007, the unidentified skeletal remains of a Black female were discovered in a remote wooded area in LaVergne, Tennessee. It is estimated the victim had been deceased since the spring or summer of 2007. No clothing was located in the area of these unidentified human remains; however, jewelry was found. The victim had some dental work completed on her teeth. For additional information regarding this victim, refer to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUS) unidentified persons database, case report number UP#5281.

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La Vergne police plead for info in oldest unsolved case​

Thursday marks 12 years since La Vergne Police Sgt. Bob Hayes found the bones of a woman in the woods.

Originally, he was out looking for a car belonging to another missing woman.

"It's a shock. It's something that stays with you," Hayes said.

He continues to stay on the case.

Police don't know who the woman is, but said someone killed her.

"We want to get her identified so we can help bring closure to this family," Hayes said.

Investigators have gone through more than 100 tips over the years, but nothing has panned out. That's why they're reaching out to the community.
 

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LaVergne County Jane Doe 2007 was added to Gedmatch by the DNA Doe Project. As of February 22, 2021, she had over 7,000 DNA matches. Her highest match is 82 cm - this is not a substantial match. (However, her "adjusted" cM at FTDNA is 189.9 cM - which is in the second cousin once removed, half first cousin once removed range). She is on the Google Drive spreadsheet at:
 

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