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1996 Wayne County Jane Doe

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  • Last updated: March 29, 2023
  • Highland Park, MI
  • May 20, 1996

Overview of 1996 Wayne County Jane Doe

The victim was located in an alley behind 387 Cortland Street in Highland Park, Michigan. She had been shot in the neck hours before she was discovered. She may have traveled along the Lodge Freeway.

Her remains were exhumed in 2016 for DNA, which was successfully obtained.

Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Homicide - shot in the neck

Dentals: Available. No missing teeth. Three had fillings, yet some had untreated decay. Fingerprints: Available. DNA: Available.

Clothing: White t-shirt with yellow smiley faces and red lip prints, white JXP Designs skirt, white lace bra, black athletic shoes with white trim (size 8.5), white socks. Jewelry: Gold-toned women's Rumours brand wristwatch in the shape of a teddy bear with brown leather band on her left wrist. Additional Personal Items: White bow in hair

The Doe Network Case Number: 1438UFMI


  1. Date Found:May 20, 1996
  2. NAMUS Number:UP11787
  3. Race:Possibly biracial (Black and White)
  4. Gender:Female
  5. Height:5'3"
  6. Weight:191 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Dark brown
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