“Jane Doe” Remains to be Exhumed

Nearly a decade after her remains were found in Fond du Lac
County, the effort to identify Jane Doe has some new life. Jane Doe’s remains
were found by hunters in the southern part of the county in November 2008 and
this Thursday, the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will be exhuming her remains
in hopes to identify the young woman. The sheriff’s office hopes having access
to her remains will help forensic anthropologists focus on features unique to
Jane Doe that may assist in identifying her. The new forensic technology could
help identify historical data that shows where she may have been from or
previously lived before her death. Investigators say Jane Doe was around 15-21 years old,
around 5-foot-1 and weighed around 120 pounds. The Sheriff’s Office has also
released a series of new composite sketches of what she may have looked like. They hope that sharing those sketches with others on social media may also help in identifying Jane Doe.