Jane "Princess" Doe 1982
Post by CSA FD on Oct 2, 2007 at 2:07pm
Unidentified White Female
Located on July 15, 1982 in Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey.
Cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.
Estimated date of death is weeks before her discovery.
Her nickname is Princess Doe
Date of Birth: approximately 1964-1968
Estimated age: 14 - 18 years old.
Approximate Height and Weight: 5'2"-5'4"; 90-100 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown, straight shoulder-length hair. Both of her ears were pierced; her left ear was double-pierced. She wore nail polish on her right fingernails only.
Dentals: Available. Lower anterior teeth are crowded. Her two front teeth are slightly darker than the rest of her teeth teeth were in fairly good condition. She had some work done, which indicates she probably belonged to a middle class family before she became estranged from them.
DNA: MtDNA available
Clothing: The following items of clothing were found around the victim when she was discovered:
Red v-neck pullover shirt with yellow piping on the front portion of the shoulder area and blue and black piping around the neck, sleeves and waist;
Wrap-around skirt with red, white and blue print with a wide border of peacock designs on the lower portion;
Gold-colored chain with small white beads and a 14-karat gold cross with an ornate design.
The victim was discovered in a wooded area of at the north end of Cedar Ridge Cemetery on Route 94 in Blairstown, New Jersey. She was partially unclothed. She was severly beaten prior to her death.
Investigators have learned that the victim may have been a runaway. She may have worked as a hotel housekeeper in Ocean City, Maryland from 1979 - 1982. The unidentified runaway who worked at the hotel matched Princess Doe's description. The worker used several aliases while employed. Maryland is the last known locale of the unidentified girl.
Police believe Princess Doe was from the Long Island, N.Y. area, and was estranged from her family.
Her face had been bludgeoned beyond recognition. She was not pregnant when she died, and had never given birth. Toxicology results showed she was not using drugs at the time of her death -- but those results may have been tainted because investigators believe she was found several weeks after she died.
If you have any information concerning this young woman's identity or the circumstances surrounding her death, please contact:
Warren County Prosecutor's Office
Sgt. Steve Speirs Jr.
New Jersey State Police
All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.
NCMEC #: NCMU400028
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.