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Fond du Lac County's Jane Doe to be exhumed; case uses new technology

New facial reconstruction of Jane Doe.
New facial reconstruction of Jane Doe.(WBAY)
Published: Apr. 23, 2018 at 3:44 PM CDT
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The body of a Jane Doe whose remains were found in Fond du Lac County will be exhumed as investigators work to identify her.

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office has released images of new facial reconstruction of the female, who was believed to be 15 to 21 years of age at her death.

"I think the most notable thing on there is the, I guess I would call it, an overbite," says Fond du Lac County Sheriff Mick Fink about the new profile of the woman.

Jane Doe's remains were discovered by deer hunters in a shallow creek on Nov. 23, 2008.

The Sheriff's Office and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children will work together to exhume Jane Doe's remains on April 26.

The goal is to give forensic anthropologists another attempt at examining her remains.

Det. Pete Vergos is assigned to the case now. He says, "One of the testings is phenotype testing, which is a forensic DNA analysis that helps give you the morphology of the face, the hair color, the eye color, skin tone, relatives, and things of that nature."

The sheriff's office will use chemical analysis on her bones to get historical data that could lead them to geographic regions where Jane Doe resided.

Det. Ryay Murphy adds, "So we're hoping to get some historical data of either where she grew up or may have traveled to and resided throughout the United States because we're not sure if she's from Wisconsin, if she moved here recently, if she was only here a short time."

Jane Doe is described as:

5'1" tall

120 pounds

Light brown to dark blonde hair

Believed to be Caucasian but could be of Hispanic, Asian or Native American descent.

If you know anything about Jane Doe contact one of the following:

Fond du Lac County Sheriff Tip Line (920-906-4777)

NCMEC Tip Line (1-800-THE LOST)

Detective Ryan Murphy (920-929-3380)

Detective Pete Vergos (920-929-3384)