Ramsey Co Jane Doe 1977

Ramsey Co Jane Doe 1977

On July 20, 1977 the body of a woman was recovered from the Mississippi River between Childs Road and Warner Road, St. Paul, Minnesota. Although it could not be determined how long the deceased had been in the water, investigators estimated she had probably died sometime earlier that year. Forensic investigators determined the woman was White/Caucasian, 16-30 years of age, 5′ 8″tall, and weighed about 130 lbs. She had medium length brown hair and brown or green eyes. The woman was wearing a shirt with green, red, and blue vertical stripes; high waisted blue jeans; brown knee high stockings; and size 8 to 9 shoes. Cause and manner of death were not disclosed.

NamUs ID: UP4804
Date Body Found: July 20, 1977
Race: White / Caucasian
Sex: Female
Estimated Age: 16-30
Estimated PMI: Up to 1 year
Location: St. Paul, MN

Agency of Jurisdiction
Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office
Butch Huston, MD
[email protected]

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Status: Research in progress

Doe-Nate Fund Goal:  $3,450
This was a Doe-Nate Funded case. The goal of $3,450 to pay for required special lab testing and DNA extraction was fully raised from targeted and general public donations. Thank you to our generous donors who contributed to this important project.

Image Credit: Carl Koppelman Note:  Image is an approximation based on partial skeletal remains and is not intended to be an exact likeness

Last Updated: May 18, 2022

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June 3, 2021