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Case File: 1197UFSC

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State hospital admission photos and sketch of the decedent (mouse over image to enlarge)

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: February 14-15, 1982
  • Location of Discovery: Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina
  • Estimated Date of Death: Same day
  • State of Remains: Recognizable face
  • Cause of Death: Accidental fall
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 35-50 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'0"
  • Weight: 134 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown, wavy and shoulder-length.
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Schizophrenia
  • Dentals: Available. She had fairly good teeth with some very well-done amalgam restorations/fillings.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The decedent was a patient at the South Carolina State Hospital. She was unable to provide her real name due to schizoprenia, but did provide a birth date of January 31, 1944, however this has not been verified. While in the hospital's care, she had an accidental, fatal fall.

    The local media covered her case extensively, but she remained unidentified. She was buried in the county cemetery as "Jane Doe" by the Richland County Coroner's Office.

    Prior to her hospitilization, she had been wandering the streets, preaching to people, and claiming to be the daughter of televangelist Oral Roberts.

    In 1996, her remains were exhumed as part of an effort to determine her identity.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Richland County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: William Stevens
  • Agency Phone Number: 803-576-1799

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 82-0073
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #12594
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

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    Added: 10/25/14; Last Updated: 10/25/14 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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