Date of Discovery: April 25, 1984
Location of Discovery: Palmer, Matanuska County, Alaska
Estimated Date of Death: Unknown
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Homicide by stabbing and gunshot
Estimated Age: 19-20 years old
Height: 5'2" to 5'6
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Possible smoker.
Fingerprints: Not available
Clothing: Wool scarf, knit coat and sweater, blue jeans, wool socks, leg warmers, nylon bra, and tennis shoes.
Jewelry: Four gold-colored rings.
Additional Personal Items: Kool cigarettes, condoms, a compact, and a large comb.
The victim's partial skeletal remains were found near Horseshoe Lake. She is believed to be a victim of serial killer Robert Hansen, aka "Butcher Baker," and is one of two victim's yet to be identified. The other is 311UFAK, also known as "Eklutna Annie." Only 12 of Hansen's victims were ever located.
Hansen died in 2014 while serving a 461-year sentence for the confessed murders of 17 women - mostly strippers and prostitutes - throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, although he was only charged with four of the murders.
In September 2014, the victim's remains were exhumed through funding from NCMEC from Anchorage Memorial Park in hopes to collect DNA and create a facial reconstruction to aid in identifying her. NCMEC hopes to compare her to a missing child from Alaska. After the exhumation, it was determined that a facial reconstruction would not be possible to create, yet DNA was successfully processed.
The victim is affectionately known as "Horseshoe Harriet" and her tombstone reads "Jane Doe #3" and is incorrectly dated April 24th although her actual discovery date is April 25th.
Agency Name: Alaska ME office
Agency Contact Person: Stephen Hoage
Agency Phone Number: 907-334-2200
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 14-01032
NCIC Case Number: Not entered
NamUs Case Number: 12846
KTVA News (9/4/2014) KTVA News(4/17/2015)
NY Daily News (September 4, 2014)
Alaska Dispatch News (September 4, 2014)
Added: 9/5/14; Last Updated: 11/8/16
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** Listed information may be estimated.