Jackson County Jane Doe (2001)

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At approximately 12:00pm on August 19, 2001, an officer with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office pulled over a vehicle for a routine traffic stop in Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia. The individual asked if he could relieve himself in a nearby wooded area, a request the officer granted. When he jumped over the guardrail, he discovered the partial remains of a deceased female down the embankment.

The area in which Jane Doe was located is near mile marker 134, along I-85.


Upon the body being brought in for examination, it was determined Jane Doe had likely died days to weeks prior, with estimations putting her death between 3 and 10 days before she was found. This was due to soft tissue that was still present on the remains.

Her cause of death is currently unknown.


The deceased is described as a Black female between the age of 15 and 24. She stood anywhere from 5’1″ to 5’6″, with estimates putting her height closer to 5’3″. Her weight is unknown due to the state of her remains. A large tuft of 6″ black, coarse, slightly wavy hair was found with the remains. Her eye colour is undetermined.

When found, Jane Doe was wearing a blue, white and green striped No Boundaries halter top; a pair of size 3 dark blue/black denim No Boundaries jeans; size 6 No Boundaries black bikini panties; and a single white athletic sock with a FUBU logo. Her toe nails were painted blue.

Jane Doe’s teeth show multiple dental fillings. Her front two teeth protruded out and there was a slight gap between them.


1) Portesha Jonice Tesha Morris, who went missing from Monticello, Florida on April 16, 2001.

2) Tonetta Yvette Carlisle, who went missing from Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 16, 1989.


Jane Doe’s dentals, DNA and fingerprints are available for comparison.

Those with information regarding the identity of Jane Doe are asked to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at either 706-542-7901, 706-367-8718 or 706-387-6043. Tips can also be called into the Georgia Bureau of Investigation – Athens Office at 706-367-1455 or 229-225-4090.

Image Credit: NCMEC/Marla Lawson

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