On September 24, 2021 a body was exhumed at the Carter Cemetery in Jackson Township, Porter County, Indiana. Officials were attempting to disinter the remains of an unidentified female who was buried in 1945—Porter Co Jane Doe 1945. After inspection, authorities determined the remains could not be that of the unidentified body buried in 1945. Unfortunately, the remaining bones were not in the condition to identify sex, race, age or stature. However, authorities are convinced the body is that of a female due to the body’s small stature and a pink plastic buckle found with the remains. The remains had no teeth, only upper dentures. Bone material was retrieved for DNA analysis.
NamUs ID: None
Date Body Found: September 24, 2021
Estimated Age: Unknown
Estimated PMI: Unknown
Location: Porter County, IN
Agency of Jurisdiction
Porter County Coroner’s Office
Cyndi Dykes, Porter County Coroner
Link to More Information
Status: Undergoing Testing
Image Credit: Background photo by Linda Parnell, Find-a-Grave volunteer; image compiled by Jack Friess, DNA Doe Project.
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Last Updated: October 5, 2022