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Lavender Doe
Sex Female
Race White/Middle Eastern
Location Kilgore, Texas
Found October 29, 2006
Unidentified for 12 years
Postmortem interval Hours - weeks
Body condition Burned
Age approximation 17-25
Height approximation 5'3 - 5'5
Weight approximation 96-120 pounds
Cause of death Presumed homicide

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Lavender Doe, possibly known as "Ashley" during life, was a teenager or young adult who whose burning body was found hours after her murder in 2006, in Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas. Her cause of death is undetermined, but is investigated as a homicide.


The body of Lavender Doe was found soon after she died, but was rendered unrecognizable because her body was set on fire. She was also presumably raped, as semen was found at the scene.

Her nickname originated from the sweater she was found wearing. Little clothing survived the fire.

Her face was reconstructed in various methods, by sketch, clay and in 2014, a digital 3D reconstruction. In August 2015, NamUs updated her age range to be up to 25 years old.

In August 2018, a person of interest confessed to the victim's murder, as well as that of a former girlfriend. He stated her name may have been "Ashley." She may have been seen alive at a Walmart store in Longview, Texas.

The DNA Doe Project successfully obtained her DNA profile and her case has been funded completely.