Ventura County Jane Doe
Ventura Jane Doe 1980
Sex Female
Race White/Hispanic
Location Westlake, California
Found July 18, 1980
Unidentified for 38 years
Postmortem interval Hours
Body condition Recognizable face
Age approximation 15 - 30
Height approximation 5'1 - 5'3
Weight approximation 110 - 115 pounds
Cause of death Stabbing/Strangulation

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Ventura County Jane Doe was a young woman found murdered in 1980 after she was raped, stabbed and strangled. She was pregnant with a boy who also died.

Physical information

  • She had brown eyes.
  • Her hair was black and had blond dyed at the ends.
  • She was about five months pregnant with a boy.
  • She likely had a child before, as an episiotomy scar was present.
  • She had shaved her natural eyebrows and had penciled lines in their place.
  • She had some birthmarks on her face.


The woman's body was left at the edge of a parking lot of a high school and was found hours after her death. It is possible that she was abducted from Los Angeles, Kern, Ventura or Tulare Counties. NamUs states the victim was at the range of 10 - 30, which is most likely an error. Some sources claim she was as young as fifteen.

Her case was linked by DNA to Wilson Chouest Who also killed the Kern County Jane Doe (1980). He was convicted in May 2018.