NEW INFO: Fond du Lac County 'Jane Doe" from American southwest

Published: Aug. 21, 2018 at 2:43 PM CDT
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A Jane Doe found dead in Fond du Lac County lived most of her life in the American southwest, according to newly released test results.

The Sheriff's Office says the unidentified woman lived in Las Cruces, New Mexico and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also lived in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Test results show she also spent time in southwest Wisconsin, southern Minnesota and northern Iowa less than a year before her death.

This was determined thru a chemical isotope analysis.

Lt. Cameron McGee of the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Department offered up this explanation of how it works, saying,"It examines the chemical isotopes that your body will collect throughout it's life and they're able to tell that thru the teeth, bone and hair. With that there's isotopes within the ground, and within the water, they're able to map out an area of where you reside."

The woman's remains were found in southern Fond du Lac County on Nov. 23, 2008. Deer hunters discovered the remains in a shallow creek.

In April 2018,

from a burial site and transferred the remains to the medical examiner's office.

Her identity remains unknown, but chemical isotope analysis shows she was 15-21-years of age. She was petite; about 5'1" tall and 120 pounds.

Jane Doe's hair was light brown to dark blonde. It was 12-14 inches in length.

Invstigators believe Jane Doe was Caucasian, but there is a possibility she may be of Hispanic, Asian or Native American descent.

Her DNA is in the National DNA Database and dental records are on file.

If you know anything about Jane Doe's identity, contact your local law enforcement.

Further DNA testing is underway.

The sheriff's department expects further results within the next three to six months.