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Washoe County JD Reconstruction 5
Sex Female
Race White
Location Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Found July 17, 1982
Unidentified for 35 years
Postmortem interval 24 hours
Body condition Recognizable face
Age approximation 25 - 35
Height approximation 5'5
Weight approximation 112 pounds
Cause of death Gunshot (homicide)
Sheep Flats Jane Doe was a woman found shot to death near Lake Tahoe in Nevada in 1982.

Her nickname originated from the fact that she was discovered in the Sheep Flats area outside of Mt. Rose on a hiking trail.


When discovered, there were two sets of foot prints leading to the scene from the parking area. One set returned to where a vehicle was parked and continued onto the freeway.

No one had seen her in the Tahoe area in the day before her body was found. An autopsy has shown that her last meal was a salad. She is currently buried at Our Lady of Sorrows on North Virginia street in Reno, NV.


She was originally believed to be from Europe due to inoculation scars on her arm and her dental work. An independent dental examination in 2010 has discredited this original assumption.

Other testing indicated she had spent time in the Western states.

She is currently undergoing testing by the DNA Doe Project. It is believed at least one of her grandparents was Italian.