Monday, October 10, 2016

Julie Doe For Monday Mystery...!

Here's a little tale of another unidentified corpse, but this one has a bit of a twist to it. You'll see what I mean in a second.

Julie Doe

Photo credit: Orlando Sentinel

On September 25, 1988, a decomposed body was discovered in a wooded area in Lake County, Florida. It was believed that the victim was female, but her cause of death was unknown. She had breast implants, and it was theorized that she had given birth at some point. Unfortunately, the victim could not be identified.

However, when DNA testing was done on the remains in 2015, a surprising discovery was made: The victim had male DNA and was actually transgender. She was given a new name: “Julie Doe.”

Julie was likely undergoing gender reassignment surgery around the time of her death. Since that type of surgery was uncommon in 1988, it was assumed that she was female. Despite this revelation, Julie Doe’s identity has yet to be determined.

I thought that being involved with a gender reassignment would make it a little easier to identify the remains, being as how the proceedure was not that common back then. I reckon I was wrong.

Coffee out on the patio this morning. The mornings are cool and dry.


Judy said...

And the pelvis of a female is shaped just a little bit different than a male. Hermaphrodite?

Made some apple fritters, if anyone would like one with their coffee.

linda m said...

Wasn't most gender reassignment surgery done over in Europe back then? It could explain the lack of information here. And yes, Judy, the female pelvis does have a different shape than a males. Good one for today. I would love an apple fritter, Judy. Thank you.

HermitJim said...

Hey Judy...
Apple fritters are one of my favorites.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Linda...
I think you're right about most of those operations being in Europe back then.
Thanks for coming over today!

JO said...

I was thinking the same as the Ladies above. And that most surgeries of that kind were done in Europe. Always sad when a body is found and no one claims them.

Fritters sound great with coffee