Mariposa County Jane Doe

Mariposa County Jane Doe was the name given to a young female whose remains were found in Yosemite National Park on the 28th of June, 1983. Additional remains belonging to her were discovered in 1988.

Henry Lee Lucas did confess to the murder of this woman and said that she was a hitchhiker who he and his companion, Ottis Toole, picked up between Corona and the national park. Henry told detectives that the murder took place between 1980 and 1981, and he apparently led police to the crime scene.

However, Henry Lee Lucas falsely confessed to over 3,000 murders under the coercion of the police. Henry did later claim responsibility for three murders, but not this victim.

The cause of Jane Doe’s death is unknown, but it is presumed to be a homicide. It is still unknown who was responsible for her death.

In April 2021, her NamUs page was taken down and she was identified with the help of Parabon NanoLabs. At the request of her family, her identity will not be made public.

Reconstruction of Jane Doe. Credit: Unidentified Awareness Fandom


Unsolved, Unsolved Murder, Unsolved Crime, True Crime, Homicide, Murder, Identified, Yosemite National Park, 1983, California, Mystery

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