PA MT. JEWETT JANE DOE: WF, 15-30, found in woods near Mount Jewett in Mckean County, PA - 22 Sep 1991

950UFPA - Unidentified Female


Date of Discovery: September 22, 1991
Location of Discovery: Mckean County, Pennsylvania
Estimated Date of Death: 1985 to 1990
State of Remains: Skeletal/skull cap only
Cause of Death: The skull appeared to have been pierced by a bullet.

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 15-30 years old
Race: Unknown
Sex: Female
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available

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

Circumstances of Discovery
On Sunday afternoon, September 22, 1991, a woman walking through the woods near her Hamlin home, near Mount Jewett, found a skull cap which she turned over to the police.

The skull was examined by the anthropology department at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, who determined that the skull was human. A fracture found in the skull indicated that foul play had been involved. The skull was also examined by anthropologist Dr Dennis Dirkmaat at Mercyhurst College in Erie. Dr Dirkmaat determined that the skull had been exposed to the weather for longer than a year but less than 5 years.

On Friday, May 8, 1992 a search of the area where the skull was found was conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Cattaraugus County (NY) Sheriff's Department, who brought a dog trained to search for human remains. No additional remains were found.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: McKean County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Unknown
Agency Phone Number: 814-368-6337
Agency Case Number: C05-0390388

Agency Name: Pennsylvania State Police
Agency Contact Person: Trooper David Ray
Agency Email:

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: UP #6584
Former Hot Case Number: 2205

Information Source(s)
Pennsylvania Missing
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