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The Doe Network:
Case File 295UFWA

Sketch of Victim by David R. Wood

Unidentified Hispanic or Native American Female

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: Thought to be 18 - 24 months old, but possibly 15 months - 3 years of age
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 33"; 20 - 30 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Short straight black hair; dark eyes.
  • Dentals: N/A
  • Clothing: She wore a bright pink t-shirt with a narrow white stripe; a cloth diaper with pink plastic pins under plastic pants and terry-cloth shorts.

Case History
Fishermen in search of steelhead in Cowlitz River discovered the victim's body, caught in a snarl of driftwood on September 24, 1987.
It's unknown whether any forensic evidence taken from the baby before her death has been preserved. The pathologist who conducted her autopsy has no records and does not recall her case. She may have to be exhumed if authorities one day need DNA to match her to a relative.
Detectives believe they do know who Baby Jane's mother was. 13 days earlier, on September 11, a fisherman in the Lewis River, about 17 miles away, near Woodland, made the find of a woman's torso with only the arms attached. Her legs were found a few days later in the Willamette River in downtown Portland.
The woman was wearing a sheer nylon two-piece pink teddy and blue-green Hanes underwear. She had red fingernails and toenails, and wore two thin silver bangles on her wrist. She was about two months pregnant and had been pregnant at least once before. Police believe she was Baby Jane's mother, but local officials have been unwilling to pay for exhumation and about $1,000 for the DNA tests that could confirm their theory.
Fingerprints from the body were entered in the national crime information computer.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Kelso Detective Mike Meier
Chief Wayne Nelson

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Source Information:
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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