"New lead" in Fond Du Lac Jane Doe investigation

FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. - The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office reports it has a new lead in the investigation of an unidentified woman found ten years ago.

Known only as "Jane Doe", her remains were discovered by deer hunters in a shallow creek in the southern part of Fond du Lac County on November 23, 2008.

As a way to help identify her, the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office submitted samples to a laboratory for chemical isotope analysis. The analysis gives investigators an idea on where Jane Doe may have previously lived.

The results from those tests showed that Jane Doe was lived in regions spanning from Las Cruces and Albuquerque, New Mexico to Flagstaff, Arizona for the majority of her life.  The test results also indicated that she likely resided in the regions of South West Wisconsin, Southern Minnesota, and Northern Iowa for less than a year prior to her death. 

Jane Doe was petite, approximately 15-21 years of age, stood approximately 5’1” tall, and weighed around 120 pounds.  Her hair was light brown to dark blonde in color, 12-14 inches in length, and she is believed to be Caucasian; however, she may be of Hispanic, Asian, or Native American decent. 

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and with other jurisdictions to disseminate Jane Doe’s information in hopes of identifying her.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office or NCMEC tip lines:

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)

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