Overview of Lady of the Lake 2000 Anderson County Jane Doe
On March 6, 2000, two fishermen found the nude body of a female floating in Melton Lake in Oak Ridge, TN. Melton Lake is in Anderson County, Tennessee. It is a reservoir in the Clinch River, and is located in the Tennessee Valley Authority area. Based solely on the natural flow of the river, police believe the victim went into the water approximately a quarter mile upstream, in neighboring Knox County. The victim may have disappeared around February 2000. It is possible she could have been a victim of a kidnapping.
Estimated Date of Death: Weeks prior State of Remains: Decomposed Cause of Death: Drowning (possible homicide) Distinguishing Characteristics: Pierced ears. Possibly had scoliosis. No signs of childbirth. Dentals: Available. Good teeth, probably frequented a dentist. Her bicuspid third-year molars were missing, she had a porcelain crown on one tooth and several fillings. Dental work also suggested she wore braces. Fingerprints: Available. DNA: Available (UNT/CODIS) Fully funded for DNA testing at Othram.
Clothing: None. Jewelry: 14K Gold ring with a cross with a circle in middle. Additional Personal Items: Unknown.
The Doe Network Case Number: 272UFTN