A female body was discovered on the 20th of May, 1996, in Highland Park, Michigan. She was found in an alleyway behind 387 Cortland Street.
Jane Doe is estimated to be in her late teens/the early twenties and was biracial with a mix of black and white ancestry. She had dark brown curly hair that was shoulder-length, and at the time of her death, her hair was pulled back into a ponytail with a white bow.
The woman was around 5″3′ tall and was approximately 191 pounds. She had brown eyes, freckles on her face, and an old, small, horizontal scar underneath her right kneecap. Her fingernails were long and painted with purple nail polish. Her toenails were also well-groomed and painted with pink nail polish.
It is believed that the woman had been seen by a dentist in life as there were three dental fillings found in her mouth.
Her body was found clothed, and she was wearing a white t-shirt with yellow smiley faces and red lip prints, a white skirt that was from the “JXP Designs” brand, a white bra, and black sneakers in a size 8.
She was also wearing a woman’s wristwatch with a teddy bear design and a brown strap on her left wrist. A photo of the watch she was wearing can be found below.
If you, or someone you know, has any information that can help lead to the identification of this woman, please contact the Wayne County Prosecutor Office (Michigan) on 1-313-318-8516, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on 1-800-843-5678.
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