On August 19, 1971 the skeletal remains of an unidentified female were found in a woods off Redwood Highway near the Oregon-California border in an area described as a dump. The body had been partially covered with debris.
Based on the condition of the remains, it is believed that she had been deceased for several months. Forensic science has determined the girl was a white female between 14 and 25 years of age, 5′ 4″ or 64″ tall, slim, with auburn hair. She had crooked teeth and was slightly buck toothed. She was wearing a pink and beige waist length belted coat, a tan long-sleeved turtleneck blouse, a pair of Wrangler jeans, and a pair of square-toed brown leather shoes. Based on the jewelry she was wearing, it is speculated she may have a New Jersey connection. A decomposed map of Northern California camping facilities was found in her right rear pocket, leading investigators to theorize she was on her way to California. Homicide is suspected.
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Agency of Jurisdiction
Dr. Nici Vance
Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office
Annie Doe had undergone one round of sequencing originally. However, the DNA results were too degraded to upload to GEDmatch. Annie’s second round of extraction and sequencing were successful, her DNA data files have been uploaded to GEDmatch, and our genealogist volunteers are now searching for her family and identity.
Annie’s test costs were funded by our generous donors through DoeFundMe and with contributions from NCMEC.