The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is releasing new computer-generated images of a woman, known only as Jane Doe, who was found dead on February 6, 2007.
At that time, bones were discovered in a wooded area 50 yards south of 5438 Ashton Court in Sarasota. The subsequent investigation determined the human remains were that of a woman who was buried in a shallow grave. She had been dead for up to a year. The manner or cause of death has not been released.
The new images were created by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office with the use of craniofacial reconstruction software. The victim was a white female in her thirties or forties, 5’4-5’9” tall, 145-165 pounds, with long brown hair with blonde streaks. Her eye color could not be determined and may be different than what is depicted.
The skeletal analysis indicated the victim may have fractured her nose and right wrist at some point in her life. She had breast implants that were manufactured before the issuance of serial numbers. She was wearing a shirt “Made in Italy” and a skirt with a leather belt made by “Spice Wear.”
A Stable Isotope Analysis of the victim’s teeth, bone and hair is currently being performed to understand water consumption and diet in order to determine in which areas of the country she lived. Tooth enamel will help determine where a person was raised. A bone sample will determine where someone lived in the last seven to ten years before they died. Hair provides information about where the person lived in the few months prior to death. All of this information will be synthesized by the University of South Florida to hopefully determine what region of the country she was from and where she lived in her final years to further assist efforts to identify her.
Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators have used many resources to try to identify this woman for the past seven years to no avail. Her DNA profile is in the CODIS database and her dental profile is in the NCIC/FCIC database. The previous sketch based on the FBI facial reconstruction has been distributed internationally and her information is in state and national missing persons databases and web sites.
Anyone with information on this case, or anyone who knows someone who disappeared prior to February 2007 who matches this physical description, is asked to call Criminal Investigations at 861-4900 or contact Crime Stoppers at 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.