Author Topic: WILMINGTON JANE DOE: WF, 25-70, partial remains found in New Castle County, DE - 4 June 2011  (Read 145 times)


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NamUs UP # 8827

ME/C Case Number: 2011-N-1029
New Castle County, Delaware
25 to 70 year old White Female

Case Report - NamUs UP # 8827
Case Information
Status Unidentified
Case number 2011-N-1029
Date found June 04, 2011 23:30
Date created June 09, 2011 13:15
Date last modified July 17, 2015 12:10
Investigating agency
date QA reviewed August 30, 2011 11:09

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)

Agency Delaware Division of Forensic Science
Phone 302-577-3420
Case Manager
Name James Schaeffer-Patton
Phone 302-407-4633


Estimated age Adult
Minimum age 25 years
Maximum age 70 years
Race White
Sex Female
Weight (pounds) , Cannot Estimate
Height (inches) , Cannot Estimate
Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
One or more limbs not recovered
One or both hands not recovered
Body conditions
Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only

Estimated postmortem interval Years

Location Found
GPS coordinates N 39- 45.582 W 75-30.918
Address 1 Colony Ct Apts off Lea Blvd in wooded area behind building 15A
Address 2
City Wilmington
State Delaware
Zip code 19801
County New Castle
Partial human skeletal remains found in area of thick underbrush and heavily wooded area near Colony Ct Apts off Lea Blvd in wooded area behind buildings, Wilmington, DE. Photography and radiography completed. Examinations completed by a forensic anthropologist Dr. Marcella Sorg and forensic odontologist Dr. Richard Scanlon.

Hair color Unknown or Completely Bald
Head hair
Long, fairly thick, dark brown hair, arranged in a single, loose braid, about 13 inches in length.

Left eye color Unknown or Missing
Right eye color Unknown or Missing
Eye description
No eyes, unknown.
No other distinctive body features

Female, based on pelvic morphology: wide sciatic notch, preauricular
sulcus, and subpubic concavity. The cranial morphology is consistent with that assessment.

This is an adult. The spheno-occipital synchondrosis is fused as well as all of the sacral elements. One probable third molar is fully erupted. The hair has no evidence of grey or artificial coloring.

Severe atrophy of the right mandibular condyle and inflammation of the right temporal-mandibular joint..

Discrete traits and anomalies (inherited and acquired); Several wormian bones, including a small Inca bone.

Other medical

Gold-colored dental restorations (small, round) in the maxillary dentition, specifically the labial surface of the right and left canines and right lateral incisor. These may have been decorative inlays. They were located high on the crowns near the gumline.

Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

Clothing and Accessories
Clothing and accessories are described below

Clothing with body
Blue men's shorts several feet away from remains. (may not be associated)


Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete