Overview of 1967 Marion County Jane Doe
Hunters found the victim's skeletal remains on the west side of the road about 15 yards into the woods in the Ocala National Forest in the vicinity of SR 315, 1.5 miles south of Fort McCoy on September 30, 1967. The finding was reported to police on October 1 and the remains were subsequently recovered. A medical examiner ruled the woman's cause of death as a homicide due to the presence of a gunshot wound on the skull, although some reports state her death may have been a suicide. She was initially believed to be of Black and Native American descent until further examination. After the victim's exhumation, lead isotopes recovered from the bones indicated she had likely been born and raised in the Southern United States, consistent with those found in Florida residents.
Estimated Date of Death: Months to 2 years prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton Cause of Death: Homicide by a gunshot to the head
Dentals: Available. Her upper front teeth and some lower teeth were missing at the time of her death. Cavities on occlusal surfaces of 18 and 31; and deciduous tooth root mesial to 14 on buccal side of alveolus. Fingerprints: Not available DNA: Available.
Clothing: Size 10 or 32 red and green plaid blouse (described as "unusually made"), bra (32M wide style), and a black slip (lace top and bottom). Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown
The Doe Network Case Number: 774UFFL