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1996 King County Jane Doe

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  • Last updated: March 13, 2023
  • Seattle, WA
  • October 11, 1996

Overview of 1996 King County Jane Doe

Who is 1996 King County Jane Doe?

The decedent checked in to a room at Seattle's Hotel Vintage Park on October 9, 1996, under the name "Mary Anderson."

She paid cash for her room. She left an nonexistent address of 132 East Third Street, New York, NY 11103 and a phone number of 212-569-5549; the phone number also does not exist.

When she failed to check out of her room two days later as expected, hotel staff entered the room and found her deceased.

Investigators found a note scribbled upon hotel stationery:

To Whom It May Concern.
I have decided to end my life and no one is responsible for my death. Mary Anderson. P. S. I have no relatives.
You can use my body as you choose.

Additional Information:

Estimated Date of Death: Days prior

State of Remains: Recognizable face

Cause of Death: Suicide by cyanide poisoning

Dentals: Unknown. Denture plate present.

Fingerprints: Unknown.

DNA: Unknown.

Clothing: Black leggings and a black top.

Jewelry: Unknown.

Additional Personal Items: The woman's miscellaneous belongings: velor outfits, shoes, slippers, black leather gloves, leather purse, Estee Lauder cosmetics, toothpaste, perfume, Metamucil, Crystal Light drink mix, pantyhose, a kitchen bowl and an iron were packed in several luggage bags.

The Doe Network Case Number: 159UFWA


  1. Date Found:October 11, 1996
  2. NAMUS Number:12916
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Female
  5. Height:5'8"
  6. Weight:240 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Brown or Auburn
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