Marion County Jane Doe 1987

Marion County Jane Doe 1987

On 21 September 1987, a county road crew discovered the decomposed body of a Caucasian female near the side of a rural road behind hay bales and hedges near Lincolnville, Marion County, Kansas, (located directly west of Emporia, KS and north-northeast of Wichita, KS.)

The victim’s ankles and wrists were bound with rope, indicating homicide. Based on the amount of decomposition, a forensic anthropologist estimated that she probably died about two to three months prior between 21 June and 10 August 1987.

Authorities estimated that Marion County Jane Doe was between 20 to 35 years old, stood 5’6 – 5’8, and weighed approximately 120 pounds. She had curly, light brown hair around four inches long, and had a plain tattoo of a cross with four radiating lines on her left forearm.

NamUs ID: UP472422
Date Body Found: September 21, 1987
Estimated Age:
Estimated PMI:
2-3 months
Location: Lincolnville, KS

Agency of Jurisdiction
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Tood Leeds, Special Agent

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Status:  Research in progress

Posted on

July 1, 2019