Wayne Co Jane Doe 1982

Wayne Co Jane Doe 1982

While hiking along Martindale Creek north of Jacksonburg, Indiana, on December 26, 1982, hunters discovered the skeletal remains of a woman in the fork of a tree. Clothing found with the woman did not indicate she was out for a walk–she wore high-heeled wooden soled clogs. She was clothed in a blue, long-sleeved button up blouse; a white bra; gray slacks with a stretch panel; long blue or gray knit socks; and a blue nylon jacket. She also wore a gold ring with an opal and two diamonds. Officials determined the woman to be Caucasian with brown hair, approximately 18-22 years old, and about 5’3” – 5’7” tall. No cause of death could be determined, but investigators suspect foul play. Initial indications were she had been dead for up to 8 months.

NamUs ID: UP4842
Date Body Found: December 26, 1982
Race: White / Caucasian
Gender: Female
Estimated Age: 18-22
Estimated PMI: 8 months
Location: Jacksonburg, IN

Agency of Jurisdiction
Wayne County Coroner’s Office
Lauren M. Ogden, Deputy Coroner
[email protected]

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Status: Undergoing testing

Image Credit: Betty Gattlif

Last Updated: September 21, 2022

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November 9, 2021