Julie Doe (1988)

Julie Doe is the name given to an unidentified transgender woman whose mummified remains were found 8 months after her death in Clermont, Florida on the 25th of September 1988. Her exact cause of death is unknown, but it is suspected that she died as a result of a homicide.

Julie Doe’s skirt had been rolled down to her knees which suggests that she may have been sexually assaulted. There is also an indication that she was not killed at the location at which she was found, and instead was dragged and dumped there.

Julie Doe was originally thought to be a cisgender woman until DNA testing revealed a Y chromosome. Julie Doe either had or was going through sex reassignment at the time of her murder. Isotope testing indicated that she was native to South Florida.

In 2018, the DNA Doe Project took on her case to try and locate relatives of hers. It took three attempts before they were able to successfully extract DNA from her. Genealogy testing did find that Julie Doe had ancestral ties to the Southeastern United States.

Julie Doe is described as being a white transgender female (post-operation), 5″10′ and weighing 170 pounds. She had naturally brown hair that had been bleached blonde and had an injury to the right cheekbone.

Julie Doe had undergone upper body reassignment surgery, which most likely took place in Miami or Atlanta. She had 250cc breast implants which were likely put in around 1984, and it is possible that she had plastic surgery on her nose either as a result of the injury to her face or as part of her transition process.

Julie Doe was wearing a blue-green tank top, pantyhose and an acid-washed denim skirt when she died.

It is important to note that some places list Julie Doe as being male, but as she had gone through gender-reassignment surgery and hormone replacement therapy she will be listed as female here.

Do you recognise her?

Reconstruction of Julie Doe. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom / Carl Koppelman


Unsolved, Unsolved Case, Unsolved Crime, Unidentified, Unidentified Person, Julie Doe, Jane Doe, Clermont, Florida, 1988, True Crime, Mystery, Homicide

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