Author Topic: WEST HAVEN JANE DOE: WF, 18-30, found near water processing plant in West Haven, CT - 20 April 1979  (Read 197 times)


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1196UFCT - Unidentified Female

Date of Discovery: April 20, 1979
Location of Discovery: West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
Estimated Date of Death: 1 to 8 years prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 18-30 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'1" to 5'3"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She may have had a congenitally missing lower vertebra. She may also have had arthritis which would have caused some lower back pain.

Dentals: Available. She had periodontal disease and several fillings in teeth. All wisdom teeth were congenitally missing.
Fingerprints: Not available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Black lace bra.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Westclox folding travel alarm clock in a hard red case.

Circumstances of Discovery
The victim's skeletal remains were found on the New Haven Water Company property adjacent to Route 34/Derby Avenue on April 20, 1979. On April 24, 1981 the associated mandible was located.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: State of Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Michelle Clark
Agency Phone Number: 860-679-3980
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 79-519 & 81-934

NCIC Case Number: U200029672
NamUs Case Number: 9236
NCMEC Case Number: 1224543

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Added: 10/11/14; Last Updated: 8/8/16