Author Topic: ULSTER COUNTY JANE DOE: F, 30-50, found in a thicket in Accord, NY - 24 Sept 1985  (Read 92 times)


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Skeletal remains found in Accord, in the town of Rochester, on 09-23-1985.

Anthropological exam indicates this person could have been Caucasian/Hispanic or mixed ancestry and was at least 30 years old.

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Date of Discovery: September 23, 1985
Location of Discovery: Accord, Ulster County, New York
Estimated Date of Death: January - June 1985
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Undetermined
Physical Description

Estimated Age: 30-50 years old
Race: Unknown, possibly mixed race of White and Black.
Sex: Female
Height: 5'4"
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Short blond, naturally brown hair.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Medium to heavy build. She had scoliosis of the spine and a touch of arthritis in her lower back. This had not been operated on. She also showed signs of osteomahard palate, a mouth tumor. Her fingernails were neatly manicured and painted with pink metallic polish. She had carried a pregnancy to near term, possibly within two years of her death. Toxicology reports found no drugs in her system. Her overall health while alive is unknown.

Dentals: Not available. Extensive dental work had been done gold fillings that probably were done at a dental college or in a foreign country. Her wisdom teeth had been removed. A malformation of the hard palate may have affected her speech slightly.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available.
Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Panties, size 8 and a bra, size 38.
Jewelry: None.
Additional Personal Items: None.

Circumstances of Discovery

The decedent was found near the intersection of Lucas Avenue and Route 209 on September 23, 1985. A man, working on his car in the parking lot of a nearby warehouse, had taken a walk at twilight and found her remains tucked deeply into a thicket. She had lain there most likely since June of that year, judging from the condition of two saplings that had cradled her body. Wild strawberry plants obscured a clear view of her.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Ulster County Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 845-340-3323
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 85-540

Agency Name: New York State Police - Troop F
Agency Contact Person: Scott Vollano
Agency Phone Number: 845-626-2800
Agency E-Mail: nysvicap(at)
Agency Case Number: Unknown
NCIC Case Number: U169412041
NamUs Case Number: 9802


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   Extensive gold-overlay dental work of inferior quality.
   The skull displayed features suggesting some degree of Negroid admixture.
   The woman had given birth about two years prior to her death.

The victim wore pink metallic nail polish on well manicured fingernails and toenails.