Lake Michigan Jane Doe 1997

Lake Michigan Jane Doe 1997

On October 24, 1997 the body of a woman of uncertain race was found in Lake Michigan against the break wall in Manistee, Michigan. The woman was 5’11” and weighed approximately 200 lbs. The post mortem examination revealed she had an appendectomy scar and an orthodontic bracket for her upper central incisors (front teeth). Her ears were pierced, and she was wearing one clear stone earring. The woman, who was between 20 and 60 years old, died a number of weeks before being found.

NamUs ID: UP511
Date Body Found: October 24, 1997
Race: Uncertain
Gender: Female
Estimated Age: 20-60
Estimated PMI: Weeks
Location: Manistee, MI

Agency of Jurisdiction
Michigan State Police, Intelligence Operations Division
Hanna Friedlander, Human Remains Analyst
[email protected]

Link to More Information,_South_Breakwater

Status: Research in Progress

Image Credit: Background photo by Mike Koenig,; Image compiled by Jack Friess, DNA Doe Project

Last Updated: October 17, 2021

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November 20, 2020