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Case File: 642UFCO

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: July 7, 1994
  • Location of Discovery: Montrose County, Colorado
  • Estimated Date of Death: 6-12 months prior
  • State of Remains: Skeletal
  • Cause of Death: Homicide
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 35-40 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'4" to 5'7"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Reddish-brown or auburn
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: She suffered from temporomandibular joint syndrome. Her spine showed signs of scoliosis.
  • Dentals: Available. Some of the teeth were missing because they'd been pulled by a dentist, while others fell out after death. She had a gold molar and full-cast gold crown, as well as multiple dental artifacts.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Unknown.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Part of a woman's black vinyl belt was discovered near the bones. It was the only clothing item found.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's skeletal remains were located by hikers near the Smokehouse Campground on U.S. Forest Service Road 402 (Divide Road) on July 7, 1994. The area is commonly called "Windy Point," thus her nickname Jane Doe of Windy Point.

    The skull was delivered to authorities in a plastic spring water bucket. It showed marked mummification with adherence of tissue to both the internal and external portions of the skull and about the base and face. Searchers recovered an intact humerus and intact scapula, with mummified tissues. There were also portions of spinal cord and the right pelvis, and multiple bone fragments.

    No antemortem trauma could be identified based on the existing remains. The remains sustained carnivore damage. No identification was found near the remains. The medical examiner whose officer conducted the forensic facial reconstruction from her skull found no useful trace evidence.

    The cause and manner of death are forensically undetermined, but some law enforcement officers suspect foul play. Investigators believe the woman was slain at another location, brought to Windy Point possibly in the fall of 1993 and then covered with tree limbs to conceal her whereabouts.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Montrose County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 970-252-4023
  • Agency Name: Montrose County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Dr. Thomas Canfield or Inv. David G. Harrison
  • Agency Phone Number: 970-249-7755
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: LE: 94-01703
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Colorado Bureau of Investigations
  • Montrose County Coroner's Office
  • The Montrose Press News Archive
  • The Denver Post News Archive

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    Last Updated: 5/10/13 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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