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Title: FINLEY CREEK JANE DOE: F, 14-18, found in Union County, OR - 27 August 1978
Post by: Akoya on November 24, 2018, 11:41:26 am
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The body of a young female was found in a wooded hillside location outside of La Grande, Oregon. The female was pregnant, and likely in her 6th-8th month of pregnancy.
Title: Re: FINLEY CREEK JANE DOE: F, 14-18, found in Union County, OR - 27 August 1978
Post by: Akoya on November 24, 2018, 11:42:23 am
https://identifyus.org/en/cases/11902

Case Information
Status Unidentified
Case number 78-1865
Date found August 27, 1978 12:00
Date created December 23, 2013 14:53
Date last modified September 05, 2016 14:12
Investigating agency
date QA reviewed

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
Agency Union Cnty Med Examiners Ofc
Phone 971-673-8220
Case Manager
Name Veronica Vance
Phone 971.673.8300

Exclusions
The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA
Teresa Fittin 1957 Florida
Laura Flink 1947 Washington
Rita Jolly 1955 Oregon
Laurie Partridge 1957 Washington
Otto Patricia 1952 Idaho
Title: Re: FINLEY CREEK JANE DOE: F, 14-18, found in Union County, OR - 27 August 1978
Post by: Akoya on November 24, 2018, 11:43:10 am
https://identifyus.org/en/cases/full_report/11902

NamUs UP # 11902


ME/C Case Number: 78-1865
Union County, Oregon
14 to 18 year old Female
Case Report - NamUs UP # 11902
Case Information
Status Unidentified
Case number 78-1865
Date found August 27, 1978 12:00
Date created December 23, 2013 14:53
Date last modified September 05, 2016 14:12
Investigating agency
date QA reviewed

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
Agency Union Cnty Med Examiners Ofc
Phone 971-673-8220
Case Manager
Name Veronica Vance
Phone 971.673.8300

Demographics
Estimated age Late Teen/Young Adult
Minimum age 14 years
Maximum age 18 years
Race Unsure
Ethnicity
Sex Female
Weight (pounds) 120, Estimated
Height (inches) 62, Estimated
Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
One or both hands not recovered
Body conditions
Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only

Circumstances
Location Found
GPS coordinates
Address 1 Finley Creek
Address 2 Approx. 18 miles North of La Grande
City
State Oregon
Zip code
County Union
Circumstances
The body of a young female was found in a wooded hillside location outside of La Grande, Oregon. The female was pregnant, and likely in her 6th-8th month of pregnancy.

Physical
Hair color Sandy
Head hair
light brown to blonde
Left eye color Unknown or Missing
Right eye color Unknown or Missing

Other medical
information
Pregnant; skeletonized fetus in 6th-8th month in utero

Clothing with body
Halter/bra; red "Catalina" brand pants size 15/16 (juniors?), which show evidence of possible length alteration.
Footwear
Ankle-high, lace up shoes

Other items found
with body
Red cloth, white cloth, zippers (remnants of clothing)

Dental
Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

DNA
Status: Sample is currently not available
Title: Re: FINLEY CREEK JANE DOE: F, 14-18, found in Union County, OR - 27 August 1978
Post by: Akoya on November 24, 2018, 11:44:59 am
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1258ufor.html

Case File: 1258UFOR
The Doe Network

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Unidentified Female
Date of Discovery: August 27, 1978
Location of Discovery: Finley Creek, Union County, Oregon
Estimated Date of Death: Years prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Cause of Death: Unknown
Physical Description
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 14-18 years old
Race: Unknown
Gender: Female
Height: 5'1" to 5'3"
Weight: 115-125 lbs.
Hair Color: Light brown to blonde
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She was pregnant, and likely in her 6th to 8th month of pregnancy.
Dentals: Available.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Not available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: A halter/bra, red Catalina pants (size 15/16 - Juniors?) - which show evidence of possible length alteration, ankle-high lace up shoes, and remnants of clothing that consisted of red cloth, white cloth, and zippers.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown


Case History
The victim's body was found in a wooded hillside 18 miles north of La Grande.


Investigating Agency(s)
If you have any information about this case please contact;

Agency Name: Union County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Dr. Veronica Vance
Agency Phone Number: 971-673-8220
E-Mail
Agency Case Number: ME: 78-1865
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: UP #11902
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Information Source(s)
NamUs
 
Title: Re: FINLEY CREEK JANE DOE: F, 14-18, found in Union County, OR - 27 August 1978
Post by: Akoya on November 24, 2018, 11:50:33 am
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Title: Re: FINLEY CREEK JANE DOE: F, 14-18, found in Union County, OR - 27 August 1978
Post by: Akoya on November 24, 2018, 11:53:38 am
La Grande, Oregon


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Title: Re: FINLEY CREEK JANE DOE: F, 14-18, found in Union County, OR - 27 August 1978
Post by: Akoya on November 24, 2018, 11:55:34 am
Finley Creek, Oregon

William Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon

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Title: Re: FINLEY CREEK JANE DOE: F, 14-18, found in Union County, OR - 27 August 1978
Post by: Akoya on November 24, 2018, 12:01:02 pm
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Title: Re: FINLEY CREEK JANE DOE: F, 14-18, found in Union County, OR - 27 August 1978
Post by: Scorpio on May 07, 2020, 01:10:30 am
Finley Creek Jane Doe now has a face thanks to Forensic Artist Anthony Redgrave.

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http://redgraveresearch.com/2020/05/05/finley-creek-jane-doe-1978-elgin-or/?fbclid=IwAR2ft51lheiYdDYbe3m9AGSymN0GThtNwA6dYMYKDrEVQpKX3DYiZsROUbw

Anthony Redgrave was approached by the Finley Creek Jane Doe Task Force and asked to create forensic art from photos of skeletal remains found in 1978 in Elgin, OR.  The image was released on May 5, 2020.  Thank you to Dr. Amy Michael for consulting with Anthony on this reconstruction.