Unidentified Deceased

Altoona - 1984

On April 18, 1984 an unidentified white female was found off a dirt road in the Lake Dorr Recreation Area of the Ocala National Forest in Altoona. She had been deceased 2 – 4 weeks. At the time of the investigation, detectives were told the female was new to the area, possibly hitchhiking through. She is most likely the victim of a homicide.

The images above are a facial reconstruction completed by a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) forensic artist and depicts what the female may have looked like in life. The clothing images are what “Judy Doe” was wearing at the time of her death.

She was between 17 – 20 years old, 5’0” – 5’1” tall and approximately 100 pounds. She had straight, light brown hair. Her ears were pierced but she was not wearing earrings. She may have broken ribs that healed during her lifetime. She was missing two upper teeth; some of her remaining teeth were discolored reddish purple. Her fingernails were painted coral/orange.

She was wearing Wrangler blue jeans with 24” waist, a long night shirt with printed flowers and the words “Have you Kissed your Child Tonite” on the front. A black t-shirt with “Here Comes Trouble” and tan canvas slip on shoes with blue trim were nearby. (Clothing items depicted above) The female also wore a 15” metal necklace chain.

“Judy Doe” remains UNIDENTIFIED.
LCSO case number: 84-04-1983

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