Tennessee Jane Doe

Tennessee Jane Doe

On October 25, 1998, a man was searching for cans in Campbell County, Tennessee. As he made his way on Stinking Creek road he encountered something he most certainly was not searching for. He found a murdered woman.

The unfortunate victim had been mercilessly beaten, stabbed and then shot in the head. Her body had been callously tossed into a ravine where others have previously dumped their trash. The location was about one mile from the I-75 exit.

What a terrible end to a life. It’s been 15 years and the poor woman is still unidentified. She is known as NCIC Number U-165488982. On the Doe Network she is known as Case #223UFTN. She deserves to be known by her name and returned to her family.

Authorities have determined that this Jane Doe was between 30 and 40 years old. She stood about 5’6″ and weighed about 130 pounds. Her hair was black and her eyes were dark. She’d been murdered several days before her body was found.

Tennessee Jane DoeAlthough this unidentified woman had no distinguishing marks on her body, she certainly had a unique set of teeth. Most notably she had an extra upper right incisor tooth which crowded her other teeth and appeared almost fang-like.

If the woman had been self-conscious about her unusual tooth she might have formed the habit of covering her mouth with her hand when she smiled or spoke.

There is no word on whether or not this unfortunate woman had had children. Regardless, she no doubt had family who have been left wondering for all these years what had happened to their loved one.

There likewise was no word on any clothing or jewelry found with the body.

The poor woman had been murdered by someone who made very, very sure she suffered horribly before she died. Beating her, stabbing her and finally shooting her were the actions of a raging hellbeast.

This heartless, monstrous killer cannot be caught until his victim has been identified.

There have been various efforts made to put a face to this Jane Doe. They all look very different. Even the shape of the face differs for each.

Because it is my hobby to put faces to skulls, I have added my own effort (see bottom of the article). I made her look closer to 30 than 40 because I think it’s more likely she had passed the age of 30 than she managed to reach 40.

If anyone has any information, please contact the Campbell County Sheriff’s office 423-562-7446. The listed contact person was Captain Brandon Elkins, so presumably he’s still there.

I really hope this poor woman is identified and returned to those who love her. I also hope that her killer is caught and punished with the maximum sentence possible. The idea that he’s gotten away with murder makes me sick.

Campbell County Jane Doe

Angel Fire article
Doe Network article

6 Responses to Tennessee Jane Doe

  1. Bengalpussy says:

    Don’t fuck about,she is the double of my next door neighbour, who is unfortunately still alive, and makes my life a misery on a daily basis, like letting her dog shit on my lawn for 1. But back to this unfortunate woman, some bastard that has done this is still walking about amongst us, its so sad that when someone dies and nobody notices you missing, or you have no one to report you missing, very sad and hope she gets identified soon. Not a bad picture cleo, yours look realistic, not like those terrible pictures already done.

  2. bulldoggy says:

    I just can’t get over how different the pictures are from each other. Hopefully this poor gal will be returned to her family soon and her killer caught. With that kind of rage the killer was likely someone close to her, don’t you think? He was really pissed off anyway, and what he did seems really personal. Dumping her like trash after all that violence seems symbolic to me, like he wanted her to know she was worthless.

  3. 2cute says:

    Just a thought — if she was found days after she was murdered she wouldn’t be skeletal then. Didn’t they take photos? Didn’t they make notes about the length of her hair and the hair style? Why did the facial reconstruction experts have to use just the skull as a basis for their work? It seems very sloppy police work to me that no photos were available for them — and photos can’t have been available or else the pictures would look at least similar to each other.

    • pj says:

      Photos would also have told the police artists how dark her complexion was too, and how curly her hair was. That makes a difference in how a person looks. They should have taken photos. Was she naked and sexually assaulted I wonder? If she was dressed they should have shown photos of her clothes. I wonder if the police assumed she was a hooker and didn’t try too hard to solve the case.

    • Carolen says:

      In just a few days the maggots and other bugs would have eaten most of her face off. Animals may have dragged her hair off and was not found.
      The weather and sun has a lot to do with how fast the body deteriorates. After a few days you would not have wanted to have seen the pictures of this person and yes they always take pictures.

  4. awesomeblossom says:

    This story makes me want to get a tattoo of my name across my chest so I would have an identifying mark if anything happened to me. But I don’t want strange men to see it and know my name. Maybe if I tucked it under my boob then only my boyfriend, my doctor and the coroner would see it. The older and saggier I get the more hidden it would be. I’m seriously thinking about this even though I’m not in any danger (that I know of).

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