Precious Jane Doe Identified

Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identification of the female previously known as Precious Jane Doe who was found in south Everett August 14 1977. 

Barbara Rae Venter and the Firebird Forensics Group used genetic genealogy to find her relatives and DNA testing of her half-brother confirmed her identity. She is Elizabeth Ann “Lisa” Roberts of Roseburg Oregon. She ran away from home July 25,1977 when she was 17 years old and was murdered by David Roth on August 9th 1977. She was unidentified until June 16, 2020.

John Hinds did the original reconstruction of Precious Jane Doe in 2008 and I did this update in 2016. Lisa’s murderer did his prison time and was released and has since died a natural death, all before she was identified. An excellent job by Barbara Rae Venter and her team finally getting this young girl identified!

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