Cold Case: "Jane Doe" may have spent time in Great Lakes region

Published: Apr. 11, 2017 at 12:38 PM CDT
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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is working to identify a young woman who was found dead more than 45 years ago.

"Jane Doe" is believed to have been between 14 and 25 years old at the time of her death.

Her body was found in 1971, near a campsite in Cave Junction, Oregon.

She was found with the following items:

pink and beige waist-length coat

tan long-sleeved turtleneck blouse with neckline zipper

Wrangler jeans (size misses 13-14 slim)

square-toed brown leather shoes with gold buckles

mother of pearl ring with letters "A" and "L" scratched into the surface

coins dated 1970

New forensic testing shows that the young woman may have spent time in the north-east corner of the United States, moving west into the Great Lakes, and up to Washington state and Oregon.

It's possible she lived or grew up north along the line between the United States and Canadian Border.