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Dane County John Doe was an individual whose skeletal remains were found in a chimney in 1989. The subject may have been a burglar who had gotten stuck or a homicide victim that was hidden in that location.


The skeleton was found by a custodian doing repairs at the building and discovered the remains inside the chimney of a business. The victim was wearing women's clothing and could have possibly been disguised as a female or could have been a drag queen or trans woman.

The bones of the pelvic region had been broken and the injuries appeared to have occurred at the time of death, possibly from a fall or someone stomping on this portion of the victim's body. Authorities have stated that there was no indication that the decedent voluntarily entered the chimney, thus it is theorized that the decedent either entered on accident or was stuffed into the chimney by their killer.


  • Brown hair measuring 4 inches long.
  • Slim build.
  • Had a visible overbite.
  • Narrow nose.

Clothing and accessories

  • Wearing paisley print sleeveless dress with a matching belt.
  • Long-sleeved button-down shirt possibly made of Oxford-type cloth.
  • Black blouse.
  • "White Stag" brand shaggy pile sweater, size medium.
  • Low-heeled, pointed shoes.
  • Wearing one pair of socks and carrying another pair.
  • A necklace with a German iron cross medallion.
  • Butter knife.
  • Pocket comb.