Carson Jane Doe (1978)

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DISCOVERY:

On April 20, 1978, the body of an unidentified female was discovered buried in a shallow grave in a commercial flower field in the 19300 block of south Wilmington Avenue in Carson, Los Angeles County, California.

Two Hispanic males were seen driving from the area in a dark blue 1970 Vega Hatchback. They have not been identified.

AUTOPSY:

Not much is known regarding the cause of Jane Doe’s death. However, it’s likely she perished not long before her body was discovered.

DETAILS:

The deceased is described as a Hispanic or mixed raced female between 14 and 20 years of age. She stood between 5’1″ and 5’3″ and weighed approximately 130 to 135 pounds. She had long, black hair and brown eyes.

Her upper front teeth overlapped on the right side, which is something those around her would have likely noticed. A 3 1/4″ vertical scar was observed above her navel and she had light stretch marks on her abdomen, suggesting she may have given birth at some point during her life.

Her eyebrows were thin and well-groomed, and her ears were pierced. She’d painted her fingernails in pink polish and they were kept short.

RULE OUTS:

1) Julie Elizabeth Soracco, who went missing from Placerville, California on August 1, 1977.

2) Sylvia Torgow, who went missing from Plymouth, Michigan on September 17, 1970.

CASE CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

Those with information regarding the identity of Jane Doe are asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500. Tips can also be submitted to the Los Angeles County Coroner at 323-343-0512 or 323-343-0754.

Image Credit: NCMEC/Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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