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1976 Pierce County Jane Doe

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  • Last updated: March 12, 2023
  • Pierce County, WA
  • December 11, 1976

Overview of 1976 Pierce County Jane Doe

A pheasant hunter found the skeletal remains of the victim in heavy underbrush on Weyerhaeuser Public Hunting land east of McKenna. The victim was located a quarter-mile south of state Route 702 and two miles west of state Route 7.

On Jan. 11, 1977, the remains were placed in the Sheriff's property room. Two years and five days later, the skeleton was slated for destruction and was put in the Tacoma landfill.

Estimated Date of Death: 4 months to 2 years prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near or complete skeleton Cause of Death: Unknown, no obvious signs of violence

Dentals: Available. Tooth #1 enamel pearl, #18 has an occlusal amalgam, #19 MODFL amalgam, #31 distal drift, #30 extracted years prior. Compared to several missing persons with no match. Fingerprints: Not available. DNA: Not available.

Clothing: Fragments of clothing include a greenish-blue jacket, red or rust colored denim jeans, nylon panties, nylon stocking material, and the bottom of a tennis or boating left shoe (size 6 or 7) was found nearby. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 915UFWA


  1. Date Found:December 11, 1976
  2. NAMUS Number:5665
  3. Race:Unknown
  4. Gender:Female
  5. Height:5'6"
  6. Weight:Unknown, but slender
  7. Hair Color:Brown or Auburn
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