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1985 Mississippi County Jane Doe

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  • Last updated: April 10, 2023
  • Gosnell, AR
  • October 26, 1985

Overview of 1985 Mississippi County Jane Doe

A farmer spotted stray dogs digging near a drainage ditch. Upon inspection the farmer discovered a body buried in a shallow grave. The grave was located at Ditch #27, southwest of Gosnell. According to Baxter Bulletin the autopsy indicated she had been stabbed several times in the stomach and chest, was around 40-45 years old, and was buried for possibly 2 weeks.

Estimated Date of Death: Unknown State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available. #2 mesial rotation with anterior tipping, #9 3/4 gold crown with mesial and distal caries, #10 mesiolingual temporary filling with mesial caries-disto-incisor-labial wear facet, #11 mesial-incisor-labial wear facet, #13 disto-occlusal alloy, missing occlusal portion, #14 occlusal alloy, supra erupted, #15 natural, buccoversion, #22 natural, 1mm diastema mesial to distal, #23 natural, labial cortical bone dehiscence, #26 natural, disto-version-distal overlap onto mesial #27 and #29 natural, disto-rotation. Fingerprints: Unavailable DNA: Available, mtDNA and nucDNA in FBI NMPDD

Clothing: Pants and a sweater. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown

The Doe Network Case Number: 941UFAR


  1. Date Found:October 26, 1985
  2. NAMUS Number:2922
  3. Race:Black / African American
  4. Gender:Female
  5. Height:5'6", measured
  6. Weight:115 lbs, measured
  7. Hair Color: Unknown
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