New info links Jane Doe found dead in Milwaukee to Atlanta

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- New information may help lead investigators to the identity of a young woman found deceased in the Milwaukee River in March of 1982. Investigators say, initial genealogy research discovered, the Jane Doe found in Milwaukee may have had relatives and friends in the Atlanta, Georgia area. 

According to investigators, the African American female had been deceased between one week and three months at the time of her discovery. At the time of her death, she was estimated to have been between 15 and 25 years old and was approximately 5-foot-4-inches tall and weighed 137 pounds.

Jane Doe was found wearing a tan hip-length wool jacket, blue slacks, a brown striped long-sleeved shirt, a brown blouse with a zipper, and black calf length boots with green knee-high socks.

The unidentified woman also had several unique features, including a surgical scar on her lower abdomen and an old burn scar on the outside of her right ankle. The investigation also revealed that the female had extensive dental work completed in her life, as several fillings were observed and two of her teeth had been previously extracted. She also wore a fixed partial bridge on her upper jaw, making it appear she had a full set of top teeth.

If you have any information that could lead to her identity, please contact the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office at 414-223-1200 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST, that’s 1-800-843-5678.

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