New evidence in a cold case may lead authorities to a clue suggesting that a Jane Doe murder victim found in Maryland in 1976 may have been in Boston prior to her death.
Last year, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children featured a young woman recovered in Lorraine Park Cemetery in Baltimore County, MD. Baltimore County Police identified pollen native to Northeastern urban areas, specifically Boston and New York City.
Authorities are asking for help to close a case that has kept friends and family members wondering for over three decades.
A woman, age 15 to 25, was found near a Maryland cemetery. She was beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled. She was wrapped in a sheet, her hands tied behind her back, a hankerchief covered her face and a cloth bag was placed over her head.
The bag covering her, and the cloth used as a gag were lawn seed bags from the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Association, and were only sold in Waltham, Rochdale, Lowell, South Weymouth and Greenfield. A house key found on her was made in Fitchburg.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 1-800-THE-LOST
Estimated age Adult - Pre 30
Minimum age 15 years
Maximum age 30 years
Weight (pounds) 159, Measured
Height (inches) 68, Measured
Probable year of death 1976 to 1976
Estimated postmortem interval Days
Brown, shoulder length hair
Scars and marks 1 1/2 inch scar on left thigh; Scarring on knees
Tattoos Crude tattoo on upper right arm near shoulder of either "JP", "JS","JD", "JB", or "SP", "SS", "SD", "SB"
Blood type: O+
Clothing: White and beige pullover short sleeve top, "LEVI" brand beige and yellow jeans, white bra
Footwear: Leather Brown shoes with soft rubber composition sole with laces, striped with brown/gray/beige knee socks
Jewelry: Rawhide string necklace with small round blue bead/ 2 keys on a safety pin