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MS LINCOLN COUNTY JANE DOE: F, 16-35, found strangled at rest stop on Interstate 55 - 17 Sept 1989

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1980 to 1989' started by Scorpio, Oct 10, 2018.

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    Jane was discovered on September 17th, 1989, naked and in the bushes by a rest stop along Interstate 55 in Southern Lincoln County, Mississippi near mile marker 26. Charges were filed in her murder but her assailants were unable to provide information regarding her identity. Her killers reported that Jane was a prostitute they picked up in New Orleans, Louisiana. They intended to rob her but ended up murdering her and dumping the body.

    Jane was between the ages of 16 and 35 at the time of her death. She was 5'2 and between 135-145 pounds. She had brown hair and brown eyes. She had freckles, a mole on her neck, and a scar on her forehead about 1 cm in length. Dental information is available for this decedent and she remains unidentified.

    Buried 14 December 1980 by former Hartman Funeral Home, now Harrigill Funeral Home. Buried in Potters field. White female possibly mixed race of Caucasian and American Indian or Oriental. Small hands and feet with stocky torso.
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    Date of Discovery: September 17, 1989
    Location of Discovery: Lincoln County, Mississippi
    Estimated Date of Death: Days prior
    State of Remains: Recognizable face
    Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation

    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: 16-35 years old
    Race: White, mixed with either Asian or Native American.
    Sex: Female
    Height: 5'2"
    Weight: 135 to 145 lbs.
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Freckles. Mole on neck. Pierced ear - unknown which. Scar on forehead about 1.0 cm in length.

    Dentals: Available; jaw restricted paronex shoevel shaped incisor ortho.
    Fingerprints: Available. RT: PM 14 18 14 17; LT: PI 63 13 16 11.

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: White athletic socks, rolled down, with three blue stripes.
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Discovery
    The victim's nude body was found in the bushes at the rest area on Interstate 55 South in Lincoln County near mile marker 26, which is one mile north of the Dixie Springs exit.

    Those charged with her murder state that she was a prostitute and was picked up in New Orleans, Louisiana. They intended to rob her, but killed her and dumped her body in the area where she was found. They did not know her name.

    She was buried on December 14, 1989 in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookhaven.
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