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1981 Grimes County Jane Doe

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  • Last updated: March 2, 2023
  • Iola, TX
  • October 29, 1981

Overview of 1981 Grimes County Jane Doe

The victim was located by a worker with the Texas Highway Department in Grimes County, Texas on October 29, 1981. She was found on F.M. 244, just south of Iola near Bull Creek Bridge.

The body was inside a large plastic bag, which also contained a type of rag commonly used by mechanics. An investigation was launched by the Grimes County Sheriff's Department and the Texas Rangers, but the identity of the girl was never established and no local children were reported missing about that same time.

Considering the condition of the body, the killer or killers may have stored the body in a cool, dry place - possibly a closet - where it decomposed over several years. The killer probably needed to get rid of the body, then placed it in a bag and dumped it on the side of the road in 1981.

Estimated Date of Death: 1976 to 1981 State of Remains: Partial skeletal Cause of Death: Blunt trauma to the head

Dentals: Available. Extensive dental work, including 13 fillings. Fingerprints: Not available. DNA: Available.

Clothing: Pink bikini panties. Jewelry: Ring containing replica of 20-dollar American gold piece, with 1904 engraving. Additional Personal Items: White towel and what appeared to be a mechanics drop cloth were also found with the remains

The Doe Network Case Number: 543UFTX


  1. Date Found:October 29, 1981
  2. NAMUS Number:4611
  3. Race:White / Caucasian
  4. Gender:Female
  5. Height:5'1" to 5'5"
  6. Weight:110 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Red/Auburn
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