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Case File: 20UFNJ

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: December 10, 1988
  • Location of Discovery: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County, New Jersey
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1973-1975
  • State of Remains: Skeletal Remains
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 15-20 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'0" to 5'4"
  • Weight: 100-120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown.
  • Dentals: Available. Decedent had significant tooth decay. Gap in the upper central incisors.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available at UNT. Ref# F3105.1US.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Long-sleeved gray and red nylon laced top, white bra, brown leather platform sandals with a 2 1/2 inch heel (size 6 1/2), and knee-high white acrylic socks.
  • Jewelry: None listed.
  • Additional Personal Items: Items found near the remains include a d a portion of one pink rubber thong-style sandal, and a leather-like shoe or small boot with a picture of a football scene on the side stitched in red and white.
  • Case History

    The skeletal remains of the victim were discovered off Lower Bayside Drive on a wooded hillside going down to the beach. Local residents were helping to clear a parcel of land along Sandy Hook Bay for a bicycle trail. One of the residents found what he thought was a plastic ball, which was in fact a human skull. Further search of the area by investigators recovered more than 85% of the skeletal remains. A botanist estimated that the body had been in that same location for approximately fifteen years based upon the scene and clothing.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Monmouth County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Jay Peacock
  • Agency Phone Number: 732-577-8790
  • Agency Name: Atlantic Highlands Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 732-291-1212
  • Agency Name: Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Major Crimes Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 732-431-7012
  • Agency Name: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
  • Agency Contact Person: Forensic Services Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 13881397/13881445; LE: 537234-88; NCMEC: 1106794
  • NCIC Case Number: U337246242
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #1458
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • NCMEC
  • Camden County Sheriff's Office
  • Monmouth County Office of the Prosecuter
  • Facebook: Atlantic Highlands Jane Doe
  • Asbury Park Press (Neptune, NJ) News Archive - 9/10/00

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