Author Topic: ALTA JANE DOE: WF, 37-47, found in Greenbrier County, WV - 9 May 2001  (Read 24 times)


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275UFWV - Unidentified Female


Artistic rendition of the victim; Victim's chipped tooth

Date of Discovery: May 9, 2001
Location of Discovery: Alta, Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Estimated Date of Death: 1998 to 2001
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 37-47 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'0", Estimated
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She may have been left handed. She bore at least one child. She may have been a smoker. Left humerus showed evidence of a healed fracture.

Dentals: Available - photographs, radiographs, and charting. History of quality professional dental care. Chip in lower tooth present during life.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: None.
Jewelry: None.
Additional Personal Items: None.

Circumstances of Discovery
A WV Paving employee came across human skull while scavaging through a road-side dump for mason jars. The victim's skeletal remains were scattered in a steep ravine one mile west of Route 60 from the I-64 Alta Exit. The area is approximately the size of a football field.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: Lisa Sadler
Agency Phone Number: 304-558-6921
Agency E-Mail: lisasadler(at)
Agency Case Number: WV-2001-283

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 2159

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Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 6/13/16