On the 30th of March, 1980, the bodies of a female and a male were discovered in Miami Beach, Florida floating in a body of water.
The female is described as being a black female between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. She was 5″4′, weighed around 116lbs (52kg) had brown eyes and short black hair. At the time of her death, she was wearing red finger polish. She was also wearing yellow panties with white ruffles, a blue slip, a yellow skirt, a yellow and white blouse, a blue blouse and a white bra. She was also wearing a white-metal watch with a black band, yellow-metal hoop earrings, a yellow metal ring with a black stone, a yellow metal chain and a white metal ring. A black pouch was also found with the woman.
Her cause of death is unknown, but it is believed she died not long before being found. Her DNA and fingerprints have been added to NamUs. Her NamUs case number is 13801.
John Doe is described as being a black male, between the ages of 40 and 50. He was 5″5′ and weighed around 138lbs (62kg). He had brown eyes and was clean-shaven except for a moustache. He was wearing burnt sienna-coloured slacks, and some bikini underwear with a pattern that consisted of chess figures in yellow, orange, blue and white. He was also wearing a black and white short-sleeve button-up shirt and a yellow short-sleeve button-up shirt. He did not have any jewellery or other belongings with him.
His cause of death is unknown, but as with Jane Doe, it is believed he died not long before being found. His fingerprints have been added to NamUs, but there was insufficient DNA for profiling. His NamUs case number is 13843.
It is unknown if John and Jane Doe knew each other.
Anyone who recognises them, or knows people who went missing/not heard from again in late March 1980, please contact the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner at 305-545-2400 or 305-545-2460.
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