Florence Junction Clandestine Grave Jane Doe 1988



On June 28, 1988, the decomposing remains of a white woman were found partially buried in the desert in Pinal County, Arizona.  The area is located approximately ¼ mile west of US 79 and south of Florence Junction. The woman was believed to have died within the previous year and was buried in a clandestine grave.

Authorities estimate this Jane Doe was over 50 and about 5’3” tall with medium length gray hair with traces of blonde. A pink denture with porcelain teeth was found with her remains. She had suffered from osteoporosis, compression fractures and a curved spine that would have caused her to have a hunchback posture.  

Her clothing was described as a floral dress or housecoat with snaps up the front.  She was also wearing a white bra and white size 8 underpants.

NamUs ID: UP7209

Date Body Found: 6/28/1988

Race: White/Caucasian

Sex: Female

Estimated Age: 50-99 years

Estimated PMI: months to 1 year

Agency of Jurisdiction: 

Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner
Bruce Anderson
[email protected]

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Status: Pre-Funding

Doe-Nate Fund Goal: $4,962



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Last Updated: April 6, 2023

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August 31, 2022