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1985 Hillsborough County Jane Doe

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  • Last updated: March 24, 2023
  • Tampa, FL
  • December 7, 1985

Overview of 1985 Hillsborough County Jane Doe

The decomposed remains of this unidentified black female were located in a wooded area on Washington Boulevard, east of 50th Street in Tampa in an illegal dumping ground. She was exhumed on September 15, 2016 for additional forensic examination. Chemical isotope testing indicated she was born in the United States. After her reconstruction was displayed, family members of Brenda Williams believed the victim was their relative, missing since 1978 until she was identified as a different unidentified woman whose jawbone was found in 1986.

Estimated Date of Death: Months prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction Cause of Death: Homicide

Dentals: Available. Fingerprints: Not available. DNA: Sample submitted - Tests not complete.

Clothing: None. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 1319UFFL


  1. Date Found:December 7, 1985
  2. NAMUS Number:206
  3. Race:Black
  4. Gender:Female
  5. Height:5'2" to 5'9"
  6. Weight:112 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Black
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