OR SWAMP MOUNTAIN JANE DOE: WF 18-40, found in Linn County, OR - 24 July 1976 - Platform Sandals, Beaded Purse Strap and/or Belt

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birds and diamonds are white seed beads. Background is black seed beads. This item is possibly part of a purse or belt.

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platform sandal, basket weave pattern on sandal.


Partial skeletal remains
Female
found near Swamp Mountain Road in Linn County, Oregon on July 24, 1976 by person hunting moss

Height estimated 4 ft.11 inches to 5'1 inch tall
Race unknown
Height, weight, hair color, hair length and style, eye color, all unknown
healed fracture of right nasal bone

found with leather coat, fringed
Levi brand blue jeans with 29 inch inseam
white platform sandal, heel measures approximately 2 inches
decorative strip of black and white seed beads, possibly part of a purse strap or belt
yellow/tan strip of leather with two gold-tone metal rings attached- may have been attached to the beaded section described above.

Possible reconstructions of the victim's face.
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Romulus

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762UFOR - Unidentified Female
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Reconstructions by Joyce Nagy; 3D renderings; personal effects.

Date of Discovery: July 24, 1976
Location of Discovery: Linn County, Oregon
Estimated Date of Death: 1966-1976
State of Remains: Partial skeletal
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 18-40 years old
Race: Unknown
Sex: Female
Height: 4'11" to 5'1"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Healed fracture of the right nasal bone.

Identifiers
Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Leather coat with fringe, Levi blue jeans (29 inch inseam), platform-style sandal with an approximately 2-inch heel and a single white strap with a basket weave section attached to the base by 5 round tacks on each side.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: A yellow/tan leather strip with two yellow metal rings (each measuring approximately 2 inches in diameter). A black/white decorative strip composed of seed beads (background/base beads are black and two birds and two diamond shapes are created from the white beads). It appears the beaded section may have been attached to the leather strip.

Circumstances of Discovery
The decedent's skeletal remains were found by a moss hunter on Highway 20 near Swamp Mountain Road in Linn County.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Linn County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Dr. Veronica Vance
Agency Phone Number: 971-673-8220 or 971-673-8300
Agency E-Mail: nici.vance(at)state.or.us
Agency Case Number: 76-3309

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 7765
Former Hot Case Number: 2132

Information Source(s)
NamUs
 
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SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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45-years-ago today, the remains of an unknown woman were found near Swamp Mountain Road in Sweet Home, Oregon. The photos shown are new, within the last few months, and are based on DNA Phenotyping, using DNA to predict physical appearance. We recently saw a different Oregon toddler John Doe identified after 58-years! It's never too late to solve these cases.
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