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Help identify Gwinnett County Jane Doe

Buford Jane Doe

Woman found in suitcase in Gwinnett County along Highway I-985.

The Gwinnett County Police Department (GCPD) is seeking help in identifying the remains of a female that was found inside a “Quest” suitcase in Buford, Georgia on July 29, 2016.  The suitcase was found along the I-985 northbound in Gwinnett County.  The GCPD reported that the suitcase was found about 80 yards into the woods by a construction worker.


Buford Jane Doe
Buford Jane Doe

Police are hoping someone may recognize the clothing or sketch that was made and come forward with her name.

According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, the remains are of a female between 20-30 years old.  Based on the decomposition, she is thought to have died abut 6 months ago. The ME is still investigating to determine cause of death. A full set of remains were contained inside the suitcase.

The remains were identified as female, white, probably Asian Indian or Eastern Indian, 5’1″ – 5’5″ tall, 20-29 years old with spinal fusion with slight Scoliosis that the female may not have known about.  There was also signs of a healed left-side rib.

GCPS reported that the remains did not match any missing person in Gwinnett County.

In May 2016, a hunter found a skull in unincorporated Auburn, Ga. When the police arrived they found other skeletal remains.

You are asked to contact the Gwinnett County Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 770-513-5300 with tips. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Case Number: 16-070200


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