GA RISING FAWN JANE DOE: WF, 16-35, found east side of the northbound Interstate 59 lane in Fawn Rising, GA - 16 Dec 1988

26UFGA - Unidentified Female​


Reconstructions of the victim by Kelly and Marla Lawson.

Date of Discovery: December 16, 1988
Location of Discovery: Rising Fawn, Dade County, Georgia
Estimated Date of Death: 1988
State of Remains: Decomposed
Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 16-35 years old
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 5'6" to 5'8"
Weight: 120 to 125 lbs.
Hair: Strawberry blond to auburn. Shoulder-length with frosted ends.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown.


Dentals: Available. Crooked teeth. Three restorations, all very minor. Tooth 17 impacted.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: X-large, navy blue, thermaknit, long-sleeved pullover shirt; navy blue bra; Calvin Klein blue jeans and black, size 9, lace-up, ankle-high shoes.
Jewelry: Yellow gold chain around her neck and a white gold pinkie ring with a heart on the top. She wore the ring on her left pinkie finger.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim was discovered on the east side of the northbound Interstate 59 lane. The victim was located approximately five miles from the Georgia / Alabama state line. She was killed at another location.

She had been sexually assaulted before her murder. Investigators feel like she is someone who might have been a hitchhiker traveling through the area.

Serial killer Samuel Little confessed to killing a woman in the area in 1980 or 1981, which matched a Jane Doe case in Dade County. However, he was excluded from this case through DNA testing.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Agency Contact Person: Joe Montgomery
Agency Phone Number: 770-624-1424 or 855-626-7600
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 01-0198-01-89

Agency Name: Dade County Coroner
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 706-657-4111
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: U500927633
NamUs Case Number: 4694

Information Source(s)

Georgia Bureau of Investigation (archived)
Times Free Press
The Chattanoogan

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