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1999 Hamilton County Jane Doe

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  • Last updated: July 19, 2023
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • March 29, 1999

Overview of 1999 Hamilton County Jane Doe

On March 29, 1999, workers with Southern Services were cleaning brush and garbage from a creek bed near the Cannon Avenue overpass when they discovered the partially dressed body of a woman, who had probably been dead for a few months. The area of the creek where the body was found runs parallel to Interstate 24 eastbound, between the north and south Rossville Boulevard exits. The body was located near the 2500 block of Cannon Avenue.

Estimated Date of Death: Months prior

State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction

Cause of Death: Unknown

Dentals: Available. Her dental hygiene was extremely poor. She had a total of 12 teeth, and all showed signs of advanced decay and periodontal disease. All of her front teeth were missing, presumably due to periodontal disease. She might have complained of a toothache on her left lower jaw, due to an abscess that was active at the time of her death.

Fingerprints: Not available.

DNA: Available.

Clothing: She was wearing only a pair of red shorts, size 18-20. Jewelry: Unknown

Additional Personal Items: Red, "twist-style" ponytail holder and a rubber band around her left wrist.

The Doe Network Case Number: 209UFTN


  1. Date Found:March 29, 1999
  2. NAMUS Number:8191
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Female
  5. Height:5'4"
  6. Weight:130 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Dark brown to black.
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