Milwaukee Jane Doe
Sex Female
Race Black
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Found March 16, 1982
Unidentified for 36 years
Postmortem interval 1 week - 3 months
Body condition Decomposed[1]
Age approximation 15-35
Height approximation 5'4
Weight approximation 137 pounds
Cause of death Drowning (accidental)

Milwaukee Jane Doe was a young woman found deceased in the Milwaukee River, Wisconsin in 1982. The body showed no signs of foul play and her death was ruled to be an accidental drowning. She was likely between fifteen and twenty-five, although she could have been as old as thirty-five.

Physical Description

  • She had kinky black hair worn in an afro and brown eyes.
  • She had a scar on her abdomen, probably from a prior surgery.
  • She had a burn scar on her right ankle.
  • She had another scar two inches below her right elbow.
  • Her ears were pierced.
  • Her finger and toenails were well groomed.



  1. Available postmortem photographs show the female was decomposed.