Saturday, October 10, 2020

Unidentified Jane Doe - Gregg County, Texas 2002


UPDATE: 10/11/2020

DNA Doe Project, a nonprofit specializing in genetic genealogy, announced on October 8, 2020 that they were taking on the Gregg County Jane Doe 2002 case.

In 2019, DNA Doe Project was involved in another Gregg County area case, that of "Lavender Doe." She was successfully identified as Dana Dodd.   Read more about that investigation:

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Original Dark Sleuth post from May 13, 2016:

Unidentified Jane Doe found in 
Gregg County, Texas on May 21, 2002.
(Source: NCMEC)


On May 21, 2002, a road construction crew came upon a set of human remains along Highway 135, south of Swamp City Road in Gregg County, Texas.  

They belonged to a young woman.  Although she was found in 2002, authorities believe she had died at least 2 years prior to discovery. Her most distinguishing physical feature was an unrepaired cleft palate.  

Can you help identify this Jane Doe? 

Physical Description:
- Estimated Age: 17-25 years-old 
- Estimated Height: 5'1" to 5'4"
- Race: White
- Estimated Weight: 115 lbs. (slim or petite build) 
- Distinguishing trait: unrepaired cleft palate

Additional composite views
(Source: NCMEC)

If you have any information on this case, please contact:
Gregg County Sheriff's Office: (903) 236 - 8400
Reference Case # 01B-014-02

Gregg County Crime Stoppers: (903) 236-STOP
or submit an online tip:

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 
1 (800) THE-LOST

Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse: (512) 424-5074

Case Profiles:
NamUs UP# 3299

National Center For Missing & Exploited Children Case# 1225447

Texas Dept of Public Safety, Missing Persons Clearinghouse
Case # U0206002

Sources of Information:
NCMEC, Jane Doe 2002, Case # 1225447:

Help ID Me Facebook post (NCMEC) May 11, 2016:

NamUs UP# 3299:

KLTV ABC 7 news article, "Sheriff seeking public's help to identify remains found in East Texas," updated October 7, 2014:

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