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Skull of Child Jane Doe Recovered In Louisiana In 2007

No one knows how the child’s remains ended up at the medical examiner’s office.

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In Caddo, Lousiana in 2007, the skull of a child was found at the coroner’s office. Mysteriously, there was no information logged of where the skull was initially recovered by authorities so no one is sure where it came from or how it made its way to storage. Because there were only a bone remains of the skull, investigators were unable to determine the height, weight, hair color, eye color, or skin color of the person. Later, it was determined to be a Child Jane Doe.

The skull belonged to an African American female child who was between the ages of 10 and 14-years-old. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that the medical examiner has committed to a cause of death. A forensic artist with the LSU FACES Lab completed a rendering of what the child may have looked like and that is listed above.

It is estimated that she had been deceased for approximately five years when her skull was discovered. She still hasn’t been identified or matched with any missing children. This is a difficult case for detectives as there is little to no information to go on, but I’m hoping that someone, somewhere may know who this young girl is.

For a time, it was thought that she may have been Asha Degree, a nine-year-old girl who went missing from her home in 2000. However, it was later determined that the Lousiana Child Jane Doe and Asha were not the same people.

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Due to the decomposition of Child Jane Doe, a medical examiner couldn’t determine the height, weight, or hair color of the young girl. It has also been noted that Child Jane Doe’s torso wasn’t recovered, nor was one or more of her limbs and hands. She may not be from Caddo or anywhere in the South. A cause of death could not be determined.

Anyone with information about Child Jane Doe is urged to contact 1-800-THE-LOST or your local authorities (NCMEC: 1184275 – NCIC: – NamUS: 2784).

Please share this article to reignite the discussion about this unidentified child. She is our sister and her life matters.


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2000s

Tyesha Bell: Remains Of Missing Woman Identified 18 Years Later

Her remains were located in December 2020 but only recently identified. Her death was ruled as a homicide.

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Tyesha Patrice Bell Missing

03/16/2021: Please read the update to this case here.

Eighteen years after she was first reported missing, the remains of Tyesha Bell have been located. I shared Tyesha’s story back in June 2020, explaining that in May 2003, Tyesha was living with her sister when she went outside of their Aurora, Illinois home to take a phone call and never returned. Initially, there weren’t panicked concerns but when none of the 22-year-old’s loved ones could get into contact with her throughout the day, Tyesha’s family contacted the authorities. (more…)

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