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1982 Milwaukee County Jane Doe

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  • Last updated: March 20, 2023
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • March 16, 1982

Overview of 1982 Milwaukee County Jane Doe

The decedent was located in the Milwaukee River near 420 North Plankington Avenue by an off duty firefighter. The body was floating between two metal barrels that were tied to a nearby pier.

No signs of trauma were found and her death was ruled accidental.

Estimated Date of Death: Weeks to 3 months prior State of Remains: Decomposed Cause of Death: Drowning

Dentals: Available. A tooth on the left side of lower jaw and an upper middle tooth had been extracted earlier in life. Several fillings and a fixed partial bridge to conceal the missing upper tooth. Fingerprints: Available, but of very poor quality. DNA: Available.

Clothing: Tan colored jacket, blue pants from K-Mart, yellow and tan knit cap with attached faded purple scarf, brown striped long-sleeved shirt labeled Jeri-Jo, INC 1978, New York (size medium), black calf-length boots (size 8), and green knee-length socks. Jewelry: None Additional Personal Items: Green BIC lighter and empty Tic Tac container.

The Doe Network Case Number: 844UFWI


  1. Date Found:March 16, 1982
  2. NAMUS Number:7640
  3. Race:African-American / Black
  4. Gender:Female
  5. Height:5'4"
  6. Weight:137 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Black
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