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1982 Hale County Jane Doe

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  • Last updated: March 2, 2023
  • Plainview, TX
  • February 16, 1982

Overview of 1982 Hale County Jane Doe

On February 16, 1982, the badly decomposed headless and nude body of a small, young female thought to be white/Caucasian was found on a dirt road in the desert outside Plainview, Hale County, Texas. The woman, found with her hands tied behind her back, was in her late teens to early twenties. Several days later, a human skull was found in the area and, having thought to be that of the woman, was buried with her in a Plainview cemetery. Subsequently, following exhumation of the body in 2015, the original determination by Pathologist Erdmann of Childress that the skull belonged to the woman was discredited.

In December 2019, DNA Doe Project obtained DNA results that suggested the woman was predominantly African American.

Estimated Date of Death: Years prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - traumatic injuries Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available. Fingerprints: Unknown DNA: Available.

Clothing: Unknown Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 1698UFTX


  1. Date Found:February 16, 1982
  2. NAMUS Number:53955
  3. Race:African-American / Black
  4. Gender:Female
  5. Height:4'9" to 5'2"
  6. Weight:95 - 105 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Unknown
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