New Haven County Jane Doe
East Haven Jane Doe
Sex Female
Race White
Location East Haven, Connecticut
Found August 16, 1975
Unidentified for 42 years
Postmortem interval Days
Body condition Recognizable face
Age approximation 18-28
Height approximation 5'5 - 5'6
Weight approximation 125 pounds
Cause of death Asphyxiation (homicide)

New Haven County Jane Doe was a young woman murdered in Connecticut in 1975.


The victim's unclothed body was found wrapped in a tarp in a drainage ditch. She was bound with antennae wire at the neck, waist and knees. Paint drops on the tarp have led investigators to believe that her killer may have had a connection with the paint trade.

The woman had died approximately four to five days before.

Physical traits

  • The victim had hazel eyes.
  • She had brown hair.
  • She may have had a mole under her chin.
  • She may have had a rhinoplasty on her nose.
  • She likely had braces at one time.