Home » Child Jane Doe: Skull Recovered In Louisiana In 2007
In Caddo, Louisiana, in 2007, the skull of a child was found at the coroner’s office in a storage facility. 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 bone remains of the skull, investigators could not determine the person’s height, weight, hair color, eye color, or skin color. Later, it was determined to be a Child Jane Doe.
The skull belonged to a Black American female child who was between the ages of 10 and 14 years old. Further, NamUs reports she may have been deceased as far back as five years. 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.
Speculation About Her Identity Stirs Investigators
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 problematic case for detectives as there is little to no information, but I’m hoping someone 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.
Child Jane Doe: What To Know
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). They may also contact the LSU FACES Laboratory at (225) 578-4761. The case number is LSU 07-42.
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