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OR ANNIE DOE: WF, 14-25, found in Josephine County, OR - 19 Aug 1971 *Annie Lehman*

Discussion in 'Identified!' started by DaisyChains, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

  2. Jason Futch

    Jason Futch TCCF Host, King of the Highway


    The following is a text from a post this morning on Facebook on the DNA Doe Project Facebook:

    Earlier this year, Annie Doe’s DNA underwent one round of unsuccessful sequencing, but unfortunately, her DNA results were too degraded to upload to GEDmatch.

    The DNA Doe Project is pleased to share that Annie’s second round of extraction and sequencing has been successful, her DNA has now completed processing, and research has begun by our team of volunteer genealogists which will hopefully allow us to find Annie’s family.

    Who is Annie? On 19 August 1971 the skeletal remains of an unidentified female were found near the Grants Pass, OR area, in the woods off Redwood Highway near the Oregon-California border in an area described as a dump. Her body had been partially covered with debris. Based on the condition of the remains, it is believed that she had been deceased for several months. Forensic science has determined the girl was a white female between 14 and 25 years of age, 5' 4" tall, slim, with auburn hair. She had crooked teeth and was slightly buck-toothed. She was wearing a pink, and beige waist length belted coat, a tan long-sleeved turtleneck blouse, a pair of Wrangler jeans, and a pair of square-toed brown leather shoes. Based on the jewelry she was wearing, it is speculated she may have a New Jersey connection. A decomposed map of Northern California camping facilities was found in her right rear pocket, leading investigators to theorize she was on her way to California. Homicide is suspected.

    GEDmatch predicts that Annie Doe might possibly have brown eyes (please see caption on photo for more info). Her mtDNA haplogroup is U5, and her ethnicity report is included below. She has an interesting mix of several populations. The three biggest are: North Atlantic, Baltic, and West Mediterranean.

    Annie’s test costs were funded by our generous donors through DoeFundMe, and with contributions from NCMEC. DoeFundMe accounts help the DNA Doe Project defray out-of-pocket costs. Those interested in donating to one of our other cases that still needs funding may do so on the DDP website ( http://dnadoeproject.org/ ) or contribute here on Facebook.

    More case information is available at:

    As always, thank you all for your kind support and interest in the DNA Doe Project.

    Anyone with information on this case should contact:
    Josephine County Sheriff's Office
    Kari Lee

    Special thanks to NCMEC for the photo reconstruction of Annie Doe.

    #DoeFundMe 08579240-6200-41D7-8DA2-A082A0081FEF.jpeg 057F0A21-965A-4ADA-B4D1-4BDAD6F90142.jpeg
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  3. Jason Futch

    Jason Futch TCCF Host, King of the Highway

    UPDATE #2: According to Margaret Press, Annie already has DNA matches!!! I think this case is almost solved...at least the identity anyways. 4F951AE8-9226-46F6-A854-43D8E3F6DA84.jpeg
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  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Thanks for the update! This is very exciting to think that one of our local cases might be close to being solved! Especially Annie, who I thought was going to be solved last year and that didn't pan out!
  5. Jason Futch

    Jason Futch TCCF Host, King of the Highway

    Isn't it amazing? Like I think this is the closest anyone has ever come to identifying Annie other than your lead from last year. I mean, who would have thought in 1971 that DNA would play a vital role in this case, as well as genealogy! I was mentioning in another forum board that I had intended to pick up Annie's case in the same sense that I have done for the Fly Creek and Finley Creek Jane Doe's; but because Annie has much more steam behind her, it was unnecessary.

    I do know this: if and when Annie is identified, I intend to come down to Cave Junction and join @Anarkitty for a champagne toast at Mile Post 35 on Hwy 199...a toast in memory of this young woman. Come join us @Kimster !
  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    If it's doable at the time - I will! :wine:
  7. Jason Futch

    Jason Futch TCCF Host, King of the Highway

    !!!HUGE UPDATE!!!

    It appears Annie Doe may have been from New Zealand OR may have relatives from there, according to a recent DDP update. Things are really cooking in this case! 002B6FCB-E479-4E00-AE4E-0D5690A4C554.jpeg
  8. Whatsnext

    Whatsnext Well-Known Member

  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

  10. The Coffeenator

    The Coffeenator Fluent in crapanese

    Also from Whatsnext's link:

    Truly exciting, isn't it?
  11. Jason Futch

    Jason Futch TCCF Host, King of the Highway

    Whatsnext and spike like this.
  12. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    From the YouTube and the comments below YouTube, we learned that it appears she came from New Zealand and the bra she was wearing was purchased in New Zealand!

    Very interesting, Jason! Great job!
  13. Jason Futch

    Jason Futch TCCF Host, King of the Highway

    A very interesting development has occurred in this case. I’m speculating that this could very well be a DDP connection and that DNA is being directly collected to make a positive identification. Not sure, that’s a theory...but nonetheless this is an interesting development. Will cover this in my next episode of TCCF.

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  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Oh my gosh! I just saw your tweet! :thud:

    Is it her????????

    Attached Files:

  15. Jason Futch

    Jason Futch TCCF Host, King of the Highway

    Ya know, I think it is. Everything is adding up. Gwen, my contact in Cave Junction, did more digging and found out that Annie L’s mom was from Sussex, England and came to the USA through Canada.

    If this isn’t her, I got some oceanfront property in Nevada for sale.
  16. Jason Futch

    Jason Futch TCCF Host, King of the Highway

    I yanked this top-to-bottom comparison from WS and I must say, I’m pretty convinced.

    Attached Files:

  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    I have the chills!
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  18. Jason Futch

    Jason Futch TCCF Host, King of the Highway

    Same! I haven’t felt this way since the Grateful Doe identification.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019
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  19. The Coffeenator

    The Coffeenator Fluent in crapanese

    How strange would it be if "Annie" really was an Annie irl? :eek:

    This information (if it is correct) also adds up the "A L" initials on her ring. I can barely wait for an update from LE and DDP on this one!
  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Ya know, I wasn't convinced until I got to the AL ring part. And then..."Oh yeah! Holy crap!" I wonder if Annie L. was known to have such a ring? Of course, probably not much is known as she wasn't reported missing.
    Anxiously awaiting the DNA results.

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