I 196 Jane Doe 1988

I 196 Jane Doe 1988

Description
On October 12, 1988 a hunter discovered human skeletal remains adjacent to I-196 near CR 378 in Covert Township, near the town of Covert, MI. It is estimated the victim died (or was placed at the location) without clothes three months to a year prior to being found.

Forensic investigators determined the remains were of a White/Caucasian female, approximately 5′ tall and weighing around 100 pounds. The deceased was between 15 and 40 years and had light brown to blond shoulder-length hair, possibly wavy. During autopsy the anthropologist discovered the remains show signs of Osteopenia, which is a precursor to Osteoporosis, and shows up in younger women. Investigators believe the woman had given birth to at least one child.

NamUs ID: UP6653
Date Body Found: October 12, 1988
Race:
White/Caucasian
Gender:
Female
Estimated Age:
15-40
Estimated PMI:
3 months
Location:
Covert Township, MI

Agency of Jurisdiction
Michigan State Police, Special Investigation Section
Scott Ernstes, Detective Sergeant
269-657-5551

Links to More Information
https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/6653/
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/730ufmi.html
https://fox17online.com/2018/06/05/photos-police-seek-help-identifying-196-jane-found-dead-in-1988-near-covert/
https://wwmt.com/news/local/michigan-state-police-trying-new-approach-to-identify-a-jane-doe-found-in-1988

Status: Research in progress

Image Credit: Michigan State Police

Posted on

July 21, 2019