Lake County Jane Doe
Sex Female
Race Black
Location Leesburg, Florida
Found October 8, 1978
Unidentified for 39 years
Postmortem interval Days
Body condition Recognizable face(B)
Age approximation 16-18
Height approximation 5'4 - 5'5
Weight approximation 100 - 120 pounds
Cause of death Drowning (homicide)

Lake County Jane Doe was a young woman who was found in Leesburg, Florida in 1978.


The victim was found dead in Lake Harris nude and bound with wire. She had drowned, but it is presumed that she was a victim of foul play. Her wrists and ankles were bound with wire hangers. Two bandannas, one with blue and white colors and the other yellow and white, were used for gagging her.

Physical characteristics

  • The victim had short black hair.
  • She had pierced ears, but wore no earrings.
  • She had brown eyes.
  • She painted her nails red, but they were very short.
  • She had good dental health.