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OK LIME LADY: WF, 18-25, found near Jones, OK - 18 April 1980

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  1. Akoya

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    Fishermen found the victim's body on the bank of the North Canadian river, east of Jones. Her body had been completely covered with Quick-Lime to expedite decomposition, however the wrong lime was used and it actually helped preserve the body. She was shot three times in the chest with a .45 caliber handgun and dumped in brush along the east bank of the river, about 20 miles east of Oklahoma City This case has become Oklahoma's oldest unsolved murder.
     
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    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4897

    Case Information
    Status Unidentified
    Case number 801364
    Date found April 18, 1980 00:00
    Date created March 04, 2009 14:42
    Date last modified August 28, 2015 18:06
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed March 05, 2009 05:55

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency Ofc of the Chief Medical Exmnr
    Phone 405-239-7141
    Case Manager
    Name Angela Berg
    Phone 918-295-3400

    Exclusions
    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
    First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA
    Mary Lynn Andersen/Shondel 1959 Minnesota
    Maria Anjiras 1961 Connecticut
    Amy Billig 1957 Florida
    Amy Billig 1957 Florida
    Kristy Lynn Booth 1960 Texas
    Lisa Jane Borden 1960 Texas
    Stephanie Michele Buehler 1971 Texas
    Unknown Butterfield 1957 Missouri
    Rose Lena Cole 1956 California
    Teresa Gail Cupps 1958 Oklahoma
    Linda Davis 1946 Oklahoma
    Carol Elaine Donn 1963 Florida
    Susan Hallowell Unknown Florida
    Margaret Hayes 1954 Indiana
    Nancy Lynn Jason 1958 Maryland
    Paulette Susan Jaster 1954 Michigan
    Tina Kemp 1964 Delaware
    Barbara Monaco 1960 Virginia
    Alma Violet Root 1965 California
     
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    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4897

    NamUs UP # 4897
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    ME/C Case Number: 801364
    Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
    18 to 25 year old White Female


    Case Report - NamUs UP # 4897
    Case Information

    Status Unidentified
    Case number 801364
    Date found April 18, 1980 00:00
    Date created March 04, 2009 14:42
    Date last modified August 28, 2015 18:06
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed March 05, 2009 05:55

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency Ofc of the Chief Medical Exmnr
    Phone 405-239-7141
    Case Manager
    Name Angela Berg
    Phone 918-295-3400

    Demographics
    Estimated age Adult - Pre 30
    Minimum age 18 years
    Maximum age 25 years
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Female
    Weight (pounds) 115, Estimated
    Height (inches) 67, Estimated
    Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
    All parts recovered
    Head not recovered
    Torso not recovered
    One or more limbs not recovered
    One or both hands not recovered
    Body conditions
    Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction

    Probable year of death 1979 to 1980
    Estimated postmortem interval Months

    Circumstances
    Location Found
    GPS coordinates
    Address 1 North Canadian River
    Address 2
    City Jones
    State Oklahoma
    Zip code 73049
    County Oklahoma
    Circumstances
    Found lying on the bank of the North Canadian River, east of Jones Oklahoma.

    Physical
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair
    blonde or light brown - shoulder length
    Body hair

    Facial hair

    Left eye color Unknown or Missing
    Right eye color Unknown or Missing

    Scars and marks
    On the lower abdomen above the level of the pubic hair is a Pfannenstiel type scar measuring 4cm by 1cm. The scar is horizontal.
    Tattoos
    Above the left breast is a red and blue tattoo of a heart with scroll line running through it.
    The heart tattoo measures to 1 cm. (See image)

    Organ absent
    Appendix
    Prior surgery
    Appendectomy

    Clothing on body
    no clothing located

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    DNA
    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete
     
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    http://doenetwork.org/cases/255ufok.html

    "The Doe Network" : International Center for Unidentified & Missing PersonsCase File: 255UFOK


    The Doe Network

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    images 1-3: Artistic renderings of the victim; Image 4: Victim's tattoo; Images 5-7: News archive artistic renderings of the victim


    Unidentified Female
    • Date of Discovery: April 18, 1980
    • Location of Discovery: Near Jones, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
    • Estimated Date of Death: 1979 to 1980
    • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing
    • Cause of Death: Homicide. The victim was shot three times with a .45-caliber revolver.

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

    • Estimated Age: 18- 25 years old
    • Race: White
    • Gender: Female
    • Height: 5'6" to 5'7"
    • Weight: 115-120 lbs.
    • Hair Color: Blonde to light reddish brown, shoulder length.
    • Eye Color: Unknown

    • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Professional appearing tattoo on the left breast of a red heart outlined in blue with a scroll-like line going through the heart. The heart measures to 1 cm. Fair complexion with freckles on face and upper torso. Horizontal appendectomy scar on the lower abdomen measuring 4 cm by 1 cm. No fractures.

    • Dentals: Available. Extensive dental work. Some teeth out of alignment
    • Fingerprints: Available
    • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available in CODIS.
    Clothing & Personal Items
    • Clothing: None

    • Jewelry: Unknown

    • Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Case History
    Fishermen found the victim's nude body on the bank of the North Canadian river, east of Jones. The body had been completely covered with lime to expedite decomposition, however the wrong lime was used and it actually helped preserve the body.

    The victim is believed to have been dressed at the time of the murder as a dime was hit by a bullet and driven into her body. Evidence indicates that whoever shot her was walking or running towards her when the shots were fired. It does not appear that she was sexually assaulted.

    She is known as "Lime Lady."

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;


    • Agency Name: Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations
    • Agency Contact Person: N/A
    • Agency Phone Number: 405-848-6724 OR 405-427-5421

    • Agency Name: Agency Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
    • Agency Contact Person: Sherri Nunziato
    • Agency Phone Number: 405-239-7141

    • Agency Case Number: 801364
    • NCIC Case Number: U172838970
    • NamUs Case Number: UP #4897
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
    • Channel 9 News Archive
    • The Oklahoman News Archive
     
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    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unidentified_murder_victims_in_the_United_States#Lime_Lady

    Oklahoma

    "Lime Lady"

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    On April 18, 1980, the mummified corpse of a woman was found near Jones in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, floating in the North Canadian River. She was between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, five feet six inches tall and weighed around 115 to 120 pounds. The presence of three gunshot wounds was a clear indication of homicide.[251] She had a heart tattoo on her chest as well as an appendectomyscar. The nickname "Lime Lady" came from the quicklime that had been used on the remains, probably in an attempt to accelerate decomposition. Adversely, the quicklime preserved the corpse. One of the wounds contained clothing fibers and a dime that had been driven into the body by a .45 caliber bullet. It is believed that she may have been murdered by a biker gang earlier that year or in 1979, though some reports state she was deceased for as little as ten days. Multiple facial reconstructions were created, and DNA was extracted for profiling in 2014.[252][253][254]
     
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    http://canyouidentifyme.org/OklahomaOklahomaJaneDoeApril1980

    Oklahoma Oklahoma Jane Doe April 1980

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    Date Found :
    Friday, April 18, 1980
    Location Found:
    The bank of the North Canadian River east of Jones, Oklahoma.
    County Found:
    Oklahoma County
    State Found:
    Oklahoma
    Est Date of Death:
    Months prior to discovery.
    Cause of Death:
    Homicide: gunshots
    Sex:
    Female
    Race:
    Caucasian
    Age Minimum :
    18
    Age Maximum:
    25
    Height Minimum:
    5'7"
    Weight:
    115lbs
    Hair Color:
    Brown
    Hair Style:
    Shoulder length
    Tattoos:
    A red and blue tattoo of a heart with scroll line running through it above the left breast.
    Tattoo Picture One:

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    Scars:
    Horizontal scar on lower abdomen.
    Dental:
    Available
    DNA Available:
    Yes
    Fingerprints Available:
    Yes
    Contact Information:
    Chief Medical Examiners Office 901 North Stonewall, Oklahoma City, OK 73117 (405) 239-7141 Fax (405) 239-2430
     
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    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/2...ce-to-help-identify-woman-in-decades-old.html

    DNA profile of Oklahoma's murdered 'lime lady' emerges after three decades
    By Cristina Corbin

    Published February 28, 2014
    FoxNews.com

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    It was April 1980 when a group of fisherman discovered the body of a mystery woman along the banks of the North Canadian River in a case that has become Oklahoma's oldest unsolved murder.

    The killers had covered Jane Doe's body in "quicklime," believing the chemical would hasten decomposition, but the substance instead "mummified" the body and preserved evidence, allowing the medical examiner to create a DNA profile of the woman -- long nicknamed "The Lime Lady" -- some 34 years after her death, authorities told FoxNews.com.

    "We have never been able to identify this girl for all this time," said Capt. Bob Green of the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department, who, along with a team of investigators, is working to match the woman's DNA with a known missing person.

    Jane Doe was shot three times in the chest with a .45 caliber handgun and dumped in brush along the east bank of the North Canadian River in the town of Jones, about 20 miles east of Oklahoma City. The fair-skinned woman with shoulder-length brown hair, who authorities say was between 18 and 25-years-old, had been lying in the thicket for about 10 days when she was found on April 18, 1980. A dime along with fibers from her clothing were found inside her chest as a result of one of the gunshot wounds, Green said.

    "I believe she was dumped there and that this was the second crime scene," he said. "She was killed elsewhere."

    For more than three decades, authorities hoped a distinctive marking on the young woman's body would lead to a break in the case: a small, heart-shaped tattoo just above her left breast.

    It was not until recently that authorities were able to create a DNA profile of Jane Doe. The medical examiner had preserved DNA from the body, even though forensic testing was not advanced in 1980.

    Authorities from the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department have been working with workers from North Texas State University's lab in comparing Jane Doe's DNA to the profiles of other murder victims. To date, no match has been made.

    Green said it is possible the victim lived in a foster home at some point in her life because no one reported a missing woman matching her description at that time.

    "That might have been a reason why nobody ever looked for her," Brown told FoxNews.com. "She could be from anywhere – not necessarily Oklahoma."

    Green said he believes more than one person was responsible for her death, and noting that, "violent outlaw biker gangs" were present in Oklahoma in 1980.

    According to a profile created on the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, the woman is described as a white female, about 5-foot-6 and weighing 115 pounds at the time of her death. The report says Jane Doe had an appendectomy scar and extensive dental work, with some teeth out of alignment.

    Green said that once authorities positively identify the so-called Lime Lady, they will be much closer to finding her killers.

    Anyone with information on this case is urged to call authorities at 405-713-1017.
     
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    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.officialcoldcaseinvestig...ntified-Female-located-April-18-1980-Oklahoma

    Unidentified Female, located April 18, 1980, Oklahoma

    Unidentified White Female
    • Found on April 18, 1980, on a bank of the Canadian River near Jones, 20 miles NE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
    • Cause of death was homicide. The victim was shot three times with a .45-caliber revolver.
    Vital Statistics

    • Estimated age: 18 - 25 years old.
    • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6"-5'7" (168-170 cm);120 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Light reddish/brown hair. Fair complexion with freckles on face and upper torso. Appendectomy scar. No fractures.
    • Clothing: None found.
    • Dental: Extensive dental work done, some teeth out of alignment.
    • Tattoos: Tattoo of small heart above left breast; heart and line in blue ink, center of heart colored with red ink.
    • Fingerprints: Available
    Case History
    The victim is believed to have been dressed at the time of the murder as a dime was hit by a bullet and driven into her body.




    http://olive.newsok.com/Repository/m...kin-custom-okl

    Publication:The Oklahoman; Date:Oct 31, 1982; Section:None; Page Number:265

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    Publication:The Oklahoman; Date:Apr 20, 1980; Section:None; Page Number:6
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    http://www.officialcoldcaseinvestig...ntified-Female-located-April-18-1980-Oklahoma

    The Oklahoman
    April 19, 1982

    It was two years ago Sunday when a fisherman found her body, covered with lime, on the banks of the Canadian river near Jones.
    Oklahoma crime agents are still looking for the murdererof the young woman who was shot to death.Her nude body was left on the bank of the river where it was found April 18, 1980.
    Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokesman Paul Renfrow said Sunday the agency is again appealing to the public for any leads that might solve the mystery.
    Attempts at identification, including fingerprint comparisons, the circulation of a composite drawing of the victim, and a facial reconstruction made with modeling clay sculptured over the scull, have failed.
    Renfrow said the case is one of the few in which the agency has made such extensive yet unsuccessful efforts at identification.
    The woman is described as being 18-25 years old, weighing 118-120 pounds. She has shoulder-length medium to light brown hair with a fair complexion and freckles. Her most unusual identifying mark, however, is a small red and blue heart-shaped tattoo over the left breast........
     
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    http://www.officialcoldcaseinvestig...ntified-Female-located-April-18-1980-Oklahoma

    Unidentified White Female
    Found on April 18, 1980, on a bank of the Canadian River near Jones, 20 miles NE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

    Cause of death was homicide. The victim was shot three times with a .45-caliber revolver.

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 18 - 25 years old.
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'6"-5'7" (168-170 cm);120 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Light reddish/brown hair. Fair complexion with freckles on face and upper torso. Appendectomy scar. No fractures.
    Clothing: None found.
    Dental: Extensive dental work done, some teeth out of alignment.
    Tattoos: Tattoo of small heart above left breast; heart and line in blue ink, center of heart colored with red ink.
    Fingerprints: Available

    Case History
    The victim is believed to have been dressed at the time of the murder as a dime was hit by a bullet and driven into her body.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations
    405-848-6724
    or
    405-427-5421

    NCIC Number: U-172838970
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    ID-Wanted Organization
    The Doe Network: Case File 255UFOK
     
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    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/ar/t6650.htm

    The Oklahoman/ May 2, 1980
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    POLICE SEEK AID IN IDENTIFICATION

    The identity of a young woman found dead April 18 outside Jones remains a mystery, and investigators Thursday sought help....

    ...She was described as 18-25 years old, with a tall, slender build and shoulder-length brown hair, investigators say she had been shot three times and then covered with a white powder believed to be lime. The woman had freckles on her face and upper torso, police said.

    Her most unusual feature was described as a small, red, heart-shaped tattoo over her left breast. The heart was surrounded by a blue line.........

    The Oklahoman, August 7th, 1980

    POLICE HOPE VICTIM LIKENESS HELPS CASE
     
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    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/ar/t6650.htm

    The Oklahoman , August 7, 1980

    POLICE HOPE VICTIM LIKENESS HELPS CASE

    The facial reconstruction of a homicide victim found near Jones on April 18 has been completed and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation officials hope the technique will help them discover the identity of the victim.

    The nude body of the white woman, covered with a powdery substance, was found in a ditch along the North Canadian River 1 1/2 miles east of Jones, police said.

    Jones police chief Ray Kerr said an autopsy by the State Medical Examiner's office showed the woman had been shot three times in the chest with a large caliber gun, possibly a pistol.

    Kerr described the woman as freckle-faced, 18 to 23 years old, weighing about 120 pounds with shoulder length, straight brown hair and crooked teeth.

    Pictures of the victim's reconstructed face were released to the news media Wednesday and pictures will be distributed to lawmen throughout the region today, OSBI spokesman Paul Renfrow said.

    "We've been in contact with law enforcement agencies throughout the nation. We'll send copies to almost every law enforcement agency in the country," he said.

    Although police are still checking information gathered from people who called after the OSBI and the Jones Police Department released a composite drawing of the woman in April, many leads have been eliminated, Renfrow said.

    Many of the calls have been in reference to a red, heart-shaped tattoo outlined in blue over the victim's laft breast, he said.

    "We got a lot of calls. A lot of them we could rule out immediately but a lot were good enough to follow up. "We're hoping, with this relatively new technique that someone will recognize her and call us," he said.

    The technique has been used by OSBI in the past and provides a more lifelike look than drawings, officials said.....
     
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    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/ar/t6650.htm

    The Oklahoman
    April 19, 1982

    It was two years ago Sunday when a fisherman found her body, covered with lime, on the banks of the Canadian river near Jones. Oklahoma crime agents are still looking for the murderer of the young woman who was shot to death. Her nude body was left on the bank of the river where it was found April 18, 1980.

    Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokesman Paul Renfrow said Sunday the agency is again appealing to the public for any leads that might solve the mystery. Attempts at identification, including fingerprint comparisons, the circulation of a composite drawing of the victim, and a facial reconstruction made with modeling clay sculptured over the scull, have failed.

    Renfrow said the case is one of the few in which the agency has made such extensive yet unsuccessful efforts at identification. The woman is described as being 18-25 years old, weighing 118-120 pounds. She has shoulder-length medium to light brown hair with a fair complexion and freckles. Her most unusual identifying mark, however, is a small red and blue heart-shaped tattoo over the left breast........



    http://www.examiner.com/article/police-see...f-1980-jane-doe

    Police Seek Identity of 1980 Jane Doe
    Unsolved
    July 11, 2012
    By: Kristy Gault

    On April 18, 1980, an unidentified female was located on the east bank of the North Canadian River, 20 miles east of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and very near in proximity to the town of Jones, Oklahoma. Her identity is still unknown, but police feel there is someone out there who holds the key to her identity.

    The Oklahoma County Medical Examiner�s Office at the time determined that she was a white female, aged 18 to 25 with light, reddish-brown, shoulder-length hair and being of a height of 5'6" or 5'7". The young woman weighed about 120 pounds. The woman's skin was fair with soft freckles dotting her face and upper torso.

    She had irregular teeth with numerous areas of restoration. Her teeth were in excellent condition, indicating good oral hygiene and her wisdom teeth were missing. The female had an appendectomy scar on her lower abdomen and a tattoo on her upper left chest of a red and blue, professionally rendered tattoo of a heart with a scroll like line going through the heart. The heart and line was done was in blue ink and center of heart is colored in red ink.

    The death of the woman was ruled a homicide in 1980. She was shot 3 times in the chest area with a .45 caliber pistol. Police determined that the woman was likely shot at another location and dumped at the river's edge. A dime was found inside a chest wound on the woman along with a .45 caliber bullet, indicating that she had been dressed when she was shot or holding a handbag in front of herself. The victim�s body was found nude, laying on her back, and covered in lime.

    Bob Green is an investigator with the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force in Oklahoma City. In January 2012, he took command of the criminal investigations division at the Oklahoma County Sheriff�s Office, and recently decided to take a new look at one of the older, unsolved cold cases. "The �Lime Lady� really seemed interesting and I thought if we could at least get her identified we might get somewhere. This is my effort alone and I am still reviewing what is in the case file. She has got to be someone�s somebody, and they need closure as well. She was in her early 20s and could still have a parent living or a sibling," he said.

    Many years have passed since this Jane Doe was first discovered, but the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department has never stopped trying to identify her. Through the years, several sketches were drawn of her, and of her tattoo. Recently police released the actual photo of the woman's tattoo in hopes that someone would see it and remember it. If you have any information as to the identity of this unidentified female, please call Captain Bob Green, Criminal Investigations Division, Commander Dignitary Protection Unit at 405-713-1036
     
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    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/ar/t6650.htm

    It was April 1980 when a group of fisherman discovered the body of a mystery woman along the banks of the North Canadian River in a case that has become Oklahoma's oldest unsolved murder.

    The killers had covered Jane Doe's body in "quicklime," believing the chemical would hasten decomposition, but the substance instead "mummified" the body and preserved evidence, allowing the medical examiner to create a DNA profile of the woman -- long nicknamed "The Lime Lady" -- some 34 years after her death, authorities told FoxNews.com.

    "We have never been able to identify this girl for all this time," said Capt. Bob Green of the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department, who, along with a team of investigators, is working to match the woman's DNA with a known missing person.


    "We have never been able to identify this girl for all this time."

    - Capt. Bob Green, Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department

    Jane Doe was shot three times in the chest with a .45 caliber handgun and dumped in brush along the east bank of the North Canadian River in the town of Jones, about 20 miles east of Oklahoma City. The fair-skinned woman with shoulder-length brown hair, who authorities say was between 18 and 25-years-old, had been lying in the thicket for about 10 days when she was found on April 18, 1980. A dime along with fibers from her clothing were found inside her chest as a result of one of the gunshot wounds, Green said.

    "I believe she was dumped there and that this was the second crime scene," he said. "She was killed elsewhere."

    For more than three decades, authorities hoped a distinctive marking on the young woman's body would lead to a break in the case: a small, heart-shaped tattoo just above her left breast.

    It was not until recently that authorities were able to create a DNA profile of Jane Doe. The medical examiner had preserved DNA from the body, even though forensic testing was not advanced in 1980.

    Authorities from the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department have been working with workers from North Texas State University's lab in comparing Jane Doe's DNA to the profiles of other murder victims. To date, no match has been made.

    Green said it is possible the victim lived in a foster home at some point in her life because no one reported a missing woman matching her description at that time.

    "That might have been a reason why nobody ever looked for her," Brown told FoxNews.com. "She could be from anywhere � not necessarily Oklahoma."

    Green said he believes more than one person was responsible for her death, and noting that, "violent outlaw biker gangs" were present in Oklahoma in 1980.

    According to a profile created on the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, the woman is described as a white female, about 5-foot-6 and weighing 115 pounds at the time of her death. The report says Jane Doe had an appendectomy scar and extensive dental work, with some teeth out of alignment.

    Green said that once authorities positively identify the so-called Lime Lady, they will be much closer to finding her killers.

    Anyone with information on this case is urged to call authorities at 405-713-10http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/28/police-use-dna-preserved-by-lime-juice-to-help-identify-woman-in-decades-old/17.
     
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    http://z10.invisionfree.com/usedtobedoe/ar/t6650.htm

    http://kfor.com/2015/02/13/oklahomas-unsol...ut-an-identity/

    Oklahoma�s Unsolved Mysteries: The woman without an identity
    Posted 10:23 pm, February 13, 2015, by Chellie Mills, Updated at 10:24pm, February 13, 2015

    OKLAHOMA � It�s a case that has been a mystery for nearly 35 years. A woman found dead, shot multiple times. The killer tried to get rid of the body by covering it with a powerful chemical, likely hoping it would dissolve the body quickly.

    Investigators would like to find the killer, but they can�t because they have no idea who the victim is.

    �We�re still hopeful. We really believe at some point we�re going to get a break in this case.,� Captain Bob Green, with the Oklahoma County Sheriff�s Office said.

    The case dates back to April 1980. The young woman�s body was found along the banks of a river just outside of Jones, Oklahoma. She was found by a group of fisherman.

    �Well, it was a very violent crime,� Green said.

    To this day, the victim�s true identity is still unknown. Her body was buried at a cemetery in Oklahoma City. Finding out who the woman is would hopefully lead to finding her family, and ultimately, her murderer.

    �There�s really no way to pursue an investigation as far as working the crime because we have no idea who she is. We have to figure that out first,� Green said.

    �The positioning of her arms suggested she was drug into the location where we actually located her at,� Cathy Foote, a technical investigator with Oklahoma County said.

    �She has been murdered, dumped, and covered in lime,� Green said.

    She was also shot at least three times in the chest.

    According to the autopsy report, one of the bullets was still in her chest. When removing it, the medical examiner also found a dime in the wound. The dime, likely in her pocket at the time of the murder, was embedded in her chest by the force of the bullet.

    The strangest part of it all is that her body was covered in lime or calcium carbonate. The chemical is sometimes used to decomposing brush and tree stumps. In this case, it did the complete opposite.

    �Due to the moisture in the air from the river, it actually helped preserve the body. It almost mummified it,� Green said.

    In fact, investigators believe her body had been there for a couple of weeks. Typically, within that time, a body would have started to decompose. But in this case, the lime preserved her to the point they could still find wounds from where she was shot, see some of her features, and even clearly find a heart tattoo on her chest.

    While investigators followed hundreds of leads, they were never able to identify the woman.

    �She�s known only at this time as the lime lady,� Green said.

    Capt. Green believes someone somewhere has to know who she is, has to wonder where she is.

    �I have a theory she may have been a foster child, maybe a runaway at some point. That could be one reason why no one has been looking for her,� Green said.

    He says that theory is just speculation.

    �She belonged to somebody. Somebody knew her. She had to have friends, family,� Foote said.

    Numerous sketches have been released by investigators who have tried to reconstruct her face. The efforts have been done over and over again, trying to find someone who recognizes her. Each release does bring new leads, but so far, no answers.

    It�s a mystery that investigators say still haunts them.

    �Somebody knows something,� Green said.

    In recent years, �Lime Lady�s� DNA has been checked against a database of missing persons from across the country. No match has been found.

    She is believed to have been a white female in her early 20�s, around 5 feet 7 inches tall.

    If you have any information that could help police figure out who she is, please call the Oklahoma County Sheriff�s Office at 405-713-1017.
     
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    On April 18, 1980, the body of a woman was found on the east bank of the North Canadian River, 20 miles east of Oklahoma City and near Jones.

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