On March 5, 1979, the body of an unidentified female was discovered washed up on the rocks under the south end of the Bahia Honda Bridge in Bahia State Park, Monroe County, Florida.
An autopsy was performed on the body upon it being brought to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office, where it was determined Jane Doe had died approximately three hours prior to being discovered. There were no signs of trauma to the body.
While Jane Doe’s cause of death is currently undetermined, it’s believed she died either by drowning or by suicide. It’s possible she could have drowned while out swimming, but investigators find this unlikely.
Jane Doe is described as white, and is believed to have been between 16 and 19 years old. She stood at 5’5″ and weighed approximately 110 to 115 pounds.
Her hair, which is described as being auburn or brown in colour, was shoulder-length and curly. While her eyes were glassy, their colour was determined to be brown. She had thin, brown eyebrows. When found, she was wearing blue Lee jeans, size 30x32A, and a size small black Eclipse tank top, which was made in Korea.
Jane Doe had a noticeable healed scar on her right index finger, and all her fingernails were well manicured. She had had some dental work completed, with one of her upper teeth having a porcelain/metal crown. Several other teeth had fillings and some had been removed, leaving healed sockets.
The autopsy revealed she was most likely a smoker and her lungs showed signs of emphysema, which might have caused her to have a severe cough.
1) Barbara Monaco, who went missing from Virginia Beach, Virginia on August 23, 1978.
2) Marcia Remick, who went missing from Virginia Beach, Virginia on June 9, 1979.
3) Simone Ridinger, who went missing from Sherborn, Massachusetts on September 2, 1977.
4) Amy Billig, who went missing from Coconut Grove, Florida on March 5, 1974.
CASE CONTACT INFORMATION:
Jane Doe’s dental records and fingerprints are available.
Those with information regarding the identity of Jane Doe are being asked to contact the District 16, Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office at 305-743-9011 or the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 305-853-3211.
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