“Lavender Doe” (Gregg County Sherriff’s Office cold case) has undergone extraction and passed QC. Through DoeFundMe she has now been fully funded and her DNA is now being sequenced.
Background: “Lavender Doe” was discovered on October 29, 2006, in Kilgore, TX by two men target shooting on an oil lease off Fritz Swanson Road near Highway 31. Her body was found face down on a burning woodpile, with a gas can nearby. Due to the state of her remains, her exact cause of death was undetermined; however, law enforcement officials are investigating her death as a homicide. “Lavender Doe” was believed to be recently deceased, and between 17 to 25 years old. Two of her deciduous teeth remained, which is considered a strong distinguishing characteristic due to her age. She was found wearing a lavender sweater, the origin of her nickname. She was also wearing a pair of “One Tuff Jeans” with a total of forty dollars in her pocket, but no identification. Many have commented on her “perfect smile.”
More information on “Lavender Doe” is available here:
• NamUs Case Number: UP1405
Thanks to all our generous donors here and on Facebook, Lavender Jane Doe is fully funded as of 8/25/2018!
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Photo Reconstruction Credit: Carl Koppelman