Barstow Jane Doe (2010)

On the 10th of February, 2010, a backpack containing the decapitated head of a young female was found alongside State Highway 58 in Barstow, California. Her head was wrapped in two plastic bags: one from Walgreens and the other from Fiesta Foods.

The rest of Jane Doe’s body has never been located, which means that her cause of death is unknown. However, because her head was found decapitated and disposed of on the side of the road, there is a lot of solid evidence to suggest foul play.

Jane Doe’s head is in the backpack. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom

In addition to her being decapitated, her face was in “very poor condition”, which is a result of being intentionally mutilated by the person who decapitated her. The actual extent of her facial injuries is unknown, but some members of law enforcement have said that the facial reconstruction images of her may be unreliable due to the fact that her face was “destroyed”.

Jane Doe’s dental records have been taken, and they have shown that she had many fillings and in life, she received good dental care.

Based on her head, Jane Doe is believed to be a 14-19-year-old white or Hispanic female. She had straight dark-brown hair, which was medium length and had reddish highlights. She had brown eyes, and pierced ears but no earing present.

In September 2021, the San Bernardino County Cornorer’s Office had been working with Barbara Rae-Venter in order to identify the young girl. DNA testing has confirmed that the female has distant relatives in Mexico.

So far, 39 people have been ruled out as being Jane Doe. Authorities have suspected that she may have fallen victim to a serial killer.

Do you recognise Jane Doe?

Reconstruction of Jane Doe. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom / National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Reconstruction of Jane Doe. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom / National Center for Missing and Exploited


Unsolved, Unidentified, Unidentified Jane Doe, Jane Doe, Barstow Jane Doe, 2010, California, Suspected Homicide, Murder, Cold Case, True Crime, Unsolved Murder, Unsolved Crime

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