Ada Bones Jane Doe 1997

Ada Bones Jane Doe 1997

Description
On July 31, 1997 a maintenance worker picking up trash in a roadside park in Ada, Michigan found human remains in a wooded area behind some outbuildings. The body, upon examination by an anthropology team from Western Michigan University, was determined to be that of a Black/African American female between 20 to 30 years old and 5’ 3” to 5’ 7”. Authorities found only a dark blue leg warmer near the remains. Her teeth showed a lack of dental care, and she likely died sometime between March and August of 1996. She remains unidentified despite the creation of a reconstruction clay model by a Michigan State police forensic artist in 2009.

NamUs ID: UP2681
Date Body Found: July 31, 1997
Race: Black / African American
Gender: Female
Estimated Age: 20-30
Estimated PMI: Years
Location: Ada, MI

Agency of Jurisdiction
Kent County Sheriff’s Office
Dustin Cook, Officer
616-632-6136
dustin.cook@kentcountymi.gov

Link to More Information
https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/2681/
https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2009/12/police_call_clay_model_of_woma.html
https://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-1878_72298_54860-233941–,00.html

Status: Undergoing testing

Image Credit: Trooper Sarah Krebs-MSP

Posted on

July 9, 2020