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AZ APACHE JUNCTION JANE DOE: F, 16-18, found in Apache Junction, AZ - 6 August 1992

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1990 to 1999' started by patsella, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member


    This person is also known as Apache Junction Jane Doe.

    Case Information

    Case Numbers

    NCMEC Number--
    ME/C Case Number ML92-0955
    Sex Female
    Race / Ethnicity Hispanic / Latino
    Possible First Name--
    Possible Middle Name--
    Possible Last Name--
    Possible Nickname--
    Estimated Age Group Adult - Pre 20
    Estimated Age Range 16-18 Years
    Estimated Year of Death 1992
    Estimated PMI Weeks
    Height 5' 1"(61 inches) , Estimated
    Weight Cannot Estimate
    Type Unidentified Deceased
    Date Found August 6, 1992
    NamUs Case Created December 14, 2009
    Agency QA Reviewed December 19, 2011
    Location Found Map
    Street Address NW corner of Idaho & Baseline Rds South of US 60
    Apache Junction, Arizona 85119
    County Pinal County
    GPS Coordinates--
    Circumstances of Recovery Decomposed body found in desert near highway US 60.

    Details of Recovery
    Inventory of Remains All parts recovered
    Condition of Remains Not recognizable - Mummified
    Circumstance Notes Exhumed under PCOME case number ML12-02076.

    Physical Description
    Hair Color Brown
    Head Hair Description Head hair recovered from the scalp is
    microscopically similar to head hairs from known Admixed AmerIndians
    (for example, SW Hispanics).
    Body Hair Description N/A
    Facial Hair Description N/A
    Left Eye Color Unknown or Missing
    Right Eye Color Unknown or Missing
    Eye Description N/A

    Clothing and Accessories

    1. One pair of blue denim cut-off short pants. The pants are in place with the waist buttoned and zipper buttoned. The pant cuff margins are irregular and frayed with folding. Multiple horizontal slit-like openings are over the anterior right front pant leg. In the left front pants pocket is a corroded quarter, a penny, and a yellow metal token. On one side of the token is "Valid for one student fare" and on the opposite side is "Phoenix Transit System" with a central large "P". The short pants are Levi brand. No size can be determined. Within the right front pants pocket is a round piece of paper the size of a penny with green ink on each side depicting a figure of Abraham Lincoln on one side and the Lincoln Memorial on the other, just like that of a penny. 2. One pair of light-colored underpants, which are "Adonna" by JCPenney, size 5. The underpants are inside-out and in place. 3. One light-colored pullover short-sleeved T-shirt. A soccer multicolored design is on the shirt, as are the words "Team Gear". This shirt is Team Gear brand size large. 4. One white bra, which is fashioned in the usual fashion over the back. The bra is light-colored and padded. No size or manufacturer i
    On the Body

    Over the left ring finger is a yellow metal ring with a nugget design.
    On the Body

    Investigating Agencies
    Apache Junction Police Department
    Apache Junction, Arizona 85119
    Main Phone --
    (480) 982-8260
    Case Number
    Date Reported
    August 6, 1992
    Stephanie Bourgeois

    Case Contributors
    Bruce Anderson, Forensic Anthropologist

    Relationship to Case--
    Relationship Description--

    Pima County Medical Examiner's Office

    AddressForensic Science Center, 2825 East District Street Tucson, Arizona 85714
    CountyPima County
    Main Phone(520) 724-8600
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2018
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  2. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

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    patsella Bronze Member

    Apache Junction Jane Doe's UID Poster:

  4. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    Media article:

    Apache Junction Police Department investigators are hopeful that any thread of evidence will help identify and solve a cold case involving the death of the city's only "Jane Doe," whose remains were found in the desert nearly 17 years ago.
    She was wearing a Team Gear soccer T-shirt with soccer balls imprinted on the front and back of it, a pair of Levi's denim cut-off shorts and a gold-colored ring on her left ring finger when her badly decomposed remains were found Aug. 6, 1992, by a man walking his dog south of the U.S. 60 and west of Idaho Road.

    The young woman, who is described as Hispanic and eastern Asian, was about 16 to 18 years old and 4 feet 11 inches to 5 feet 1 inch tall with coarse brown hair in a ponytail and poorly maintained teeth that protruded from her mouth. She also had a Phoenix Transit System student token in her pocket with about 26 cents in change, according to Stephanie Bourgeois, a crime scene technician for the Apache Junction Police Department.

    If anyone has any information on this case, they are asked to call Apache Junction police at (480) 982-8260 and ask for Capt. Tom Kelly or crime scene technician Stepanie Bourgeois.
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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member


    Apache Junction Jane Doe’s (AJJD) DNA was extracted and underwent Whole Genome Sequencing in October. We received her file in early November and uploaded to GEDmatch, and our team of volunteers are currently conducting genealogical analysis.

    AJJD's ethnicity breakdown includes Native American, African American, and European, a typical Hispanic mix. Her mtDNA haplogroup is C1b11, suggesting Native American ancestry on her mother’s side. Some of her DNA matches are Mexican, some are Pima Native American. Her closest matches are likely third or more distant cousins, which means we need to build their trees four to five generations back to find AJJD’s possible ancestors.

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  7. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    In August 1992, a teenaged girl was found dead in Apache Junction, and it was a cold case that has puzzled police for well over two decades. Now, however, police have a powerful new tool at their disposal, as advanced DNA technology may help identify the so-called "Apache Junction Jane Doe".

    The girl was somewhere around 16 years old, and police believe she had been dead for five to 10 weeks when she was found on State Trust land near Idaho and Baseline Roads. She was wearing denim cut-offs and a short sleeved t-shirt with a soccer theme when she was found.

    "There was no identification on her when she was found. Just a couple articles in her clothing, a bus token, a ring, things of that nature. No identification at all," said Larry Kincaid with Apache Junction Police Department Cold Case Investigation.
    Police need to know who she is, so they can find people who might know something, and Apache Junction Police Crime Scene Technician Stephanie Bourgeois reached out for high-tech help.
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