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MAY 15, 2008 615.744.4087 (OFFICE)
TBI TRIES TO IDENTIFY COLD CASE REMAINS
Greene County, TN- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help to identify the remains of a woman found in Greene County, TN on April 14, 1985 in an effort to lead to a cold case arrest. The pictures below are a reconstruction of her skull completed by the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Center in Knoxville, TN.
On April 14, 1985, the body of a nude female was located by local fishermen at Exit 44, Jeraldstown Road, off of Interstate 81 in Greene County, TN. She was approximately fifty-eight feet off the southbound entrance ramp. Decomposition of her body indicated she had been there about three to six weeks when discovered. The Medical Examiner reported the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head.
The "Jane Doe" is a white female, between 15 and 17 years old, weighing approximately 140 lbs and 5'5" tall. She had shoulder length, wavy, light brown to dark blonde hair. Her nails were painted with a frosted silvery pink nail polish. The autopsy revealed that she had recently lost a pregnancy during the first trimester.
Over 300 leads in this case have been processed. DNA has been collected from her remains and is on file. Dental information and fingerprints are also available.
If you have information on any missing person matching her description please call 1-800-TBI-FIND. The TBI is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.