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Identifying Jane Doe: Facial reconstruction released in decades-old Oregon case

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Jane Annie Doe (Facial reconstruction image from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) Jane Annie Doe (Facial reconstruction image from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

Investigators hope new technology will lead to the identity of a female body discovered in southern Oregon 45 years ago.

The case of Jane Annie Doe is one of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's oldest cases.

Her body was found in a wooded area off the Redwood Highway in Josephine County just over the California border on Aug. 19, 1971.

The Josephine County Sherriff's Office and Oregon State Medical Examiner have been working with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to create a new facial reconstruction that shows what Jane Annie Doe may have looked like.

That image was released Tuesday.

She was between 14 years old and 25 years old, according to investigators. She was wearing unique jewelry, clothing and had a decomposed map in her pocket of northern California camp sites.

She was wearing a mother of pearl ring with the letters "A L" scratched into the surface, along with another ring described as a friendship band with diagonal decorative scoring.

Her waist-length coat had a belt and six pink buttons over a long-sleeved turtleneck blouse with a neckline zipper.

She had 38 cents in the left rear pocket of her Wrangler jeans. The oldest coin was from 1970.

She was believed to have been dead for several months before her body was found.

Along with the new facial reconstruction, isotope testing is currently being done on Jane Doe. The isotopes may provide another clue in the decades-old mystery.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

The agency is currently working on more than 700 cases of unidentified deceased children. 

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