On June 11, 1998, a man walking in a wooded area behind his home in the 600 block of Airline Drive in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas discovered the top portion of a human skull protruding from the ground. He called the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, who dispatched deputies to the scene.
While conducting their investigation, the officers discovered additional skeletal remains. These, unlike the skull, were later concluded to not be of human origin.
The deceased is estimated to have died at least three years prior to being found. As the skull was the only body part recovered, a cause of death could not be determined.
While the remains were initially believed to be those of a male, DNA analysis found they actually belonged to a female. While Jane Doe’s height, weight, hair and eye colour couldn’t be determined, forensic experts were able to conclude she was of Asian descent and likely between the ages of 20 and 33.
Analysis of the skull found that some of her teeth had been glued in place. What appeared to be a mounting hole was also drilled into it. According to The Doe Network, this resembled skull war trophies typically collected during Asian military action.
Found with the body were a blue or black baseball cap with a Lone Star Feed logo and a piece of tan cloth.
CASE CONTACT INFORMATION:
Those with information regarding the case are asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 760-5800 or the county’s Cold Case Squad at (281) 297-6508. Tips can also be called into the Montgomery County Forensic Services at (936) 538-3791 or the Missing Persons Clearinghouse – Texas Department of Public Safety at (512) 424-5074.
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