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Unidentified Person

1986 Milwaukee County Jane Doe

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  • Last updated: March 20, 2023
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • November 5, 1986

Overview of 1986 Milwaukee County Jane Doe

A man taking out garbage found a full-term newborn behind a home in the rear of 5774 North 74th Street in Milwaukee. The infant was found in a garbage can wrapped in a table cloth, placed in a paper bag and put under some wood. She had been exposed to the cold. The man brought the infant inside his home and called the Fire Department. The infant was declared dead at the scene.

Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior to discovery State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Not available. Fingerprints: Not available, but footprints are available. DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA are available at the Wisconsin Crime Lab-Milwaukee (Ref #R103355).

Clothing: Wrapped in a tablecloth. Jewelry: None Additional Personal Items: None

The Doe Network Case Number: 869UFWI


  1. Date Found:November 5, 1986
  2. NAMUS Number:7636
  3. Race:African-American / Black
  4. Gender:Female
  5. Height:18"
  6. Weight:7 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Black
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