Juvenile Jane Doe

On 28th January, 2012, residents at a mobile home community on Hurst Street, Opelika, Alabama, spotted a skull in the ground.

Authorities were called, and they determined that the skeleton belonged to a black girl, between the ages of 4-7 years old.

The child was likely malnourished and abused, with the cause of death being ruled as probable homicide.

The girl is described as having medium length black-styled hair in tight curls. Sadly her height, weight, and eye colour could not be determined.

Police said that during her lifetime, she may have shown signs of physical abuse on her face and body. She also could have appeared to look sickly, and had bad hygiene. Police have also said that they do not think this girl was from the Opelika area.

Due to the malnourishment, her teeth were underdeveloped and may have appeared small, or out of place for her face.

Next to the girls remains, a long-sleeve pink shirt with heart buttons and small ruffles was found. However, it is unclear as to whether this belonged to the girl.

If you, or someone you know, has information regarding this case then please contact your nearest FBI office or American Embassy. Alternatively, you can contact Opelika police on: 334-705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline on: 334-745-8665.

Credit: FBI


Unsolved, unidentified, children, USA

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