“Jane Doe” Homicide Victim


Name: “Jane Doe” Homicide Victim
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Date of Birth: 16-25 years old Female
Height: Approximately 5'4"
Weight: 125lbs
Complexion: Brown Hair
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LOMPOC – 1969

On Sunday, August 3, 1969 the body of a murder victim was found by hunters near a quarry on Highway 1, south of Lompoc. The victim’s identity was not established following a lengthy investigation, hence the “Jane Doe” identity. She died from multiple stab wounds.

Jane Doe is described as being a white female between 16-25 years of age, approximately 5’4″ tall, about 125 pounds and medium-brown colored shoulder length hair. Jane Doe had pierced ears, current dental work and most notably, “bucked teeth”. Jane Doe was wearing what appeared to be home-made clothing with a flower print. The clothing appeared consistent with that worn by youth during this time period.

Jane Doe’s remains were buried at the Lompoc Cemetery in 1969.

In 2001, Sheriff Department Detectives, in conjunction with the noted author, Sue Grafton, exhumed Jane Doe’s remains. Tissue samples were obtained for DNA comparison purposes. Jane Doe’s skull and jaw were sent to a Forensic Reconstruction Artist, who created a rendition of Jane Doe’s appearance.

Sue Grafton’s newest novel, “Q” Is For Quarry, is loosely based on our investigation into the murder of Jane Doe 1969.

If you have any information which could lead to the identification of this victim, please e-mail our detectives at:

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