Kern Co Jane Doe

Kern Co Jane Doe

Kern Co Jane Doe is an unidentified female of uncertain race who was found on July 14, 1980 in an almond orchard in Kern County between McFarland and Bakersfield, California.  Having been sexually assaulted and stabbed, the manner of her death is considered homicide.  She had shoulder length brown hair, brown eyes, and was 5′ 4″ tall and weighed 115 lbs.  She had tattoos professionally “inked”. She may have been picked up at the now closed bar in Lemoore, CA called Ruby’s, about 75 miles from where she was found.

NamUs                 UP14243
Date Found         July 14, 1980
Gender                Female
Estimated Age    25 – 40
Estimated PMI    Unspecified
Location              McFarland, California

Agency of Jurisdiction
Dawn Ratliff, Coroner
Kern County Sheriff’s Office

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Research in progress.

From the results of the genetic genealogy research, DDP has determined that Kern County Jane Doe is very likely of Indigenous Canadian First Nations ancestry.

Image Credit:  Carl Koppelman

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Posted on

May 5, 2019