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Nevada police seeking dentists’ assistance identifying woman

October 17, 2016

By Kelly Soderlund


Radiographs: The Clark County Coroner’s Office in Nevada released these images taken from the deceased woman. Officials are hoping a dentist may remember treating the woman when she was alive.
Henderson, Nev.
— Police are seeking dentists’ help in identifying a woman who was found slain on the side of the road in 1980.

The victim was found on Oct. 5, 1980, near Arroyo Grande and Lake Mead Parkway in Henderson, Nevada. Detectives with the City of Henderson police department have investigated this case since the day the victim was found, and believe she is from the greater Las Vegas Valley area, said Joe Ebert, homicide investigator.

The white female, known to investigators as Jane Arroyo Grande Doe, is believed to have been between 15-19 years old, weighed 103 pounds, was 5 feet 2 inches and had brown hair and blue eyes. She had ligature wire in the area of tooth #27, believed to be the result of a jaw fracture.

Because of her X-rays and the condition of her teeth, Mr. Ebert believes the victim visited the dentist on a regular basis. He encourages dentists to look at the radiographs in case they may have treated her in the past. Anyone with information can contact the Henderson Police Department at 1-702-455-4275 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or missingkids.com.