Mummified remains of woman still unidentified 17 years after Detroit police found her in vacant home

Police believe someone pulled her body into the home

Detroit Jane Doe July 15, 2005. (NamUs)

DETROIT – The mummified remains of a woman were recovered from an abandoned home in Detroit 17 years ago. She still hasn’t been identified.

Police found her badly decomposed inside a vacant home on July 15, 2005 in a home in the 4300 block of Wabash Street in Detroit.

She didn’t have any clothes on and police believe someone pulled her body into the abandoned house.

Her finger and toe nails were well cared for and it appeared she had a slender build. She had short, reddish hair that may have been graying.

Fingerprints and DNA are not available but dental records are. She had poor oral hygiene and had many teeth missing.

Anyone with information should contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1800.

DetailsJane Doe
Date FoundJuly 15, 2005
Estimated Age35-50

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