Reconstruction of victim
On August 20th, 2003 a Gainesville resident made the horrific discovery of a baby floating face down in a private pond. The body was so decomposed that medical examiners could not even determine what the child's race was at the autopsy. They were able to determine that the body was that of a female and it ranged anywhere from 2 weeks to 5 months of age. There were no broken bones and no visible signs of injury to what was left of her body and were able to list her time of death as being 1-3 days prior to being found.
Police believe that the body was dumped at it's location spot, but have yet to figure who may have done it and why. After DNA came back and determined that the baby was a black female whose both parents were black and had a high possibility of being Caribbean decent, police began taking hundreds of DNA samples throughout the county and other neighboring areas. However, their efforts didn't turn up a single lead.
Local residents and business owners began putting together a fund for their baby Jane Doe shortly after her discovery. They were able to lay her to rest in a proper burial, but investigators have vowed to give her back her identity and get her the justice she deserves.
Her grave site
The pond where Baby Jane was found was reportedly a former catfish farm. It is located at the end of NW 102nd Place, just 3 miles north of the Highway Patrol Station. It is a dead end street that runs off of a major highway.
The body reportedly was 10lbs which means it could have possibly been premature if it is close to the 5-month-old mark or if it was closer to the 2-week-old mark, it was a pretty decent sized baby which I would think would be a pretty visible pregnancy. This leads me to believe that someone other than the baby's mother must know of this child and her short existence and needs to come forward.