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WV LITTLETON WETZEL JANE DOE: WF, 30-40, found along US Route 250 in WV - 13 Feb 1983 *GRAPHIC*

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1980 to 1989' started by Sunburst, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Sunburst

    Sunburst Bronze Member

    Estimated height 65 inches; weight 135 lbs.
    Upper denture.

    Shaved legs and underarms.

    Found Feb. 13, 1983, near the town of Littleton in Wetzel County, WV. Estimated age 30-40 years
    Death had occurred approximately 2 days previously. Cause of death listed as "possible suffocation"'. Artist sketch of victim:

    [​IMG] http://www.ncmissingpersons.org/mis...est-virginia-town-of-littleton-wetzel-county/

    medium length auburn hair
    possibly had brown eyes
    double-pierced ears
    orange-painted toenails

    Scars: "cut" scar on left index finger, C-section scar

    no clothing. Blood type is ABO B

    Dentals: Available Victim had immediate type upper denture; #17, #18 and #32 of the lower mandible missing. On #19 Buccal pit amalgam and occlusal amalgam; on #30 MO amalgam and large Buccal amalgam pit; on #31 occlusal amalgam, slight mobility.


    Kimster added media link: http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...eceased-in-littletown-westvirginia-1983.1637/
     
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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    She was missing quite a few teeth for her young age. She may have had a lifestyle of low nutrition.
     
  4. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Bronze Member

    one missing person stuck out b/c of proximity and timing. her hair was listed as blonde, but looks more auburn or brown in pics. said her eyes are blue, but we don't know for sure if the UID had brown eyes or not b/c it says "possibly had brown eyes" above. In fact namus lists her eye color as unknown so i don't know how "possibly brown" got in the description at the top of this thread. as far as the hair is concerned it could just be the pics, but who knows. She disappeared 2 days before this UID was presumed to have been murdered.

    Debra Murr - nhttp://www.nampn.org/cases/murr_debra.html - missing from TN. Her husband claimed she went to the hospital to visit her son and never returned back home.
     
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  5. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Bronze Member

    Considering whether or not I should send in Debra as a potential match. Her DNA is collected and submitted, but her fingerprints and dentals are not. The UID has no DNA available or fingerprints, but her dentals are available.

    Firing off the email to Namus now.

    ETA: email sent. hopefully Amy checks up on it.
     
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  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Good deal! I'm ready for a match. Let's do it!
     
  7. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Bronze Member

    Amy got back to me and let me know they are "working on it".
     
  8. Sunburst

    Sunburst Bronze Member

    I wonder if they could compare blood types, since they know the victim's blood type.
     
  9. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/56ufwv.html

    Case File: 56UFWV
    The Doe Network

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    Unidentified Female
    • Date of Discovery: February 13, 1983
    • Location of Discovery: Littleton, Wetzel County, West Virginia
    • Estimated Date of Death: Two days prior to discovery
    • State of Remains: Unknown
    • Cause of Death: Possible suffocation

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate
    • Estimated Age: 35-40 years old
    • Race: White
    • Gender: Female
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 135 lbs.
    • Hair Color: Auburn, medium length.
    • Eye Color: Possibly brown.
    • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scar on index finger. Caesarean scar. Double pierced ears. Orange painted toenails. Shaved legs and underarms. Blood type is B.
    • Dentals: Available. Immediate type upper denture. Teeth #17, #18 and #32 of the lower mandible are missing. Tooth #19 Buccal pit amalgam and occlusal amalgam. Tooth #30 MO amalgam and large Buccal amalgam pit. Tooth #31 occlusal amalgam, slight mobility.
    • Fingerprints: Unknown.
    • DNA: Available.
    Clothing & Personal Items
    • Clothing: None located.
    • Jewelry: Unknown.
    • Additional Personal Items: Unknown.


    Case History
    An elderly couple spotted what they believed to be a body or mannequin lying face down in the snow over a hill near US Route 250.

    The woman had been dead for two days but she was dropped off only a few hours before being found. Snow had fallen over the three previous days but there was no snow on top of the body. There were fresh tracks and footprints near the body.

    West Virginia State Police troopers were looking for a white male in his 40s in connection with the case. He described the man as weighing between 185 and 200 pounds and standing about 5 feet, 10 inches tall. The man was apparently spotted in the area where her body was found.

    It's possible that she may have worked at, frequented or lived near a bar in Wheeling. There appeared to be no evidence of a struggle or of sexual assault or signs of violence.

    The unidentified woman was given a funeral and buried in the family plot of a couple who "adopted" her.

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


    • Agency Name: West Virginia State Police
    • Agency Contact Person: Investigator Sergeant Danny Swiger
    • Agency Phone Number: 304-329-1101

    • Agency Case Number: N/A
    • NCIC Case Number: N/A
    • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
    • WVSP Cold Case Investigator
    • News Register Archive
    • Daily Mail News Archive
    • ID Wanted Organization
     
  10. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redhead_murders

    Wetzel County victim
    The body of a white female was found naked alongside Route 250 near Littleton, Wetzel County, West Virginia on 13 February 1983. A pair of senior citizens reported that they thought the remains were a mannequin before discovering it was a human corpse. The body had been placed at the area recently, as the snow was on the ground and absent on the body. Tire tracks and footprints indicate she died at a different area and was transported to the location where she was found. It is presumed that she had died two days before. She had not been an apparent victim of sexual assault, although foul play may have been involved in her death. This woman's cause of death was not officially determined, but she is a possible victim, as she may have been suffocated or strangled. This woman was one of the older victims, as her age range was between 35 and 45. The woman's hair was auburn, which matched the criteria for the killer.[10] Her height was estimated to be approximately five feet six inches (168 cm) and weight as 135 pounds (61 kg). Her eyes were presumed to be brown, although decomposition made it difficult to accurately determine eye color. She had two distinct scars, including one found on her abdomen from a Caesarean section, indicating she had at least one child and another found on one of the index fingers. The woman's legs and underarms were shaven, indicating an attention to grooming not characteristic of a transient or hitchhiker. A person of interest has emerged in this case, believed to be a middle-aged white male at the height of approximately five feet ten inches (178 cm) and weighing 185 to 200 pounds (84 to 91 kg). The man was seen near the area where the body was found and could have been involved with disposing of her body. The victim herself may have been seen alive in Wheeling, West Virginia as an employee or customer at a bar. She was subsequently buried after a funeral took place
     
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  11. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://ohhowpeculiar.tumblr.com/post/158203539647/who-is-responsible-for-the-redhead-murders-in-the

    Authorities suggest that there were at least 8-11 victims of this killer, all found along highways and interstate roads, and all with red hair. Because of the locations of the bodies, it is believed that many, if not all, of the victims may have been involved in prostitution or were hitchhiking when they met their killer.

    • Wetzel County Jane Doe: Found on February 13, 1983 in Wetzel County, West Virginia along Route 250. She had been dead for approximately 2 days. Cause of death was undetermined, but she may have died of asphyxiation or strangulation. She was approximately 35-45 years of age, putting her at the high end of the victim age range. 5′6″, 135 lbs, with a c-section scar and a scar on her index finger. She was last seen alive in Wheeling, WV. A person of interest was sought having been seen near where her body was found: white, middle-aged male, 5′10″ and 185-200 lbs.
     
  12. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=657107&GRid=155807884&

    Jane "Wetzel County" Doe

    Birth: unknown
    Death: Feb. 13, 1983
    Littleton
    Wetzel County
    West Virginia, USA
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    The Redhead Murders

    The redhead murders are a series of unsolved homicides believed to have been committed by an unidentified serial killer in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Pennsylvania. It is presumed that the killings occurred between 1978 and the 1980s, but they may have continued until 1992. The victims, many of whom have never been identified, usually had reddish hair and their bodies were abandoned along major highways in the United States; presumably, they were hitchhiking or engaged in prostitution. Authorities are unsure of how many people were responsible for these murders, if they were all performed by the same perpetrator(s), or how many victims there were. It is believed that a total of eight to eleven victims were involved.



    Wetzel County victim

    The body of a white female was found naked alongside Route 250 near Littleton, Wetzel County, West Virginia on 13 February 1983. A pair of senior citizens reported that they thought the remains were a mannequin before discovering it was a human corpse. The body had been placed at the area recently, as the snow was on the ground and absent on the body. Tire tracks and footprints indicate she died at a different area and transported to the location. It is presumed that she had died two days before. She had not been an apparent victim of sexual assault, although foul play may have been involved in her death. This woman's cause of death was not officially determined, but she is a possible victim, as she may have been suffocated or strangled. This woman was one of the older victims, as her age range was between thirty-five and forty-five. The woman's hair was auburn, which matched the criteria for the killer. Her height was estimated to be approximately five feet six inches (168 cm) and weight as 135 pounds (61 kg). Her eyes were presumed to be brown, although decomposition made it difficult to accurately determine eye color. She had two distinct scars, including one found on her abdomen from a Caesarean section, indicating she had at least one child and another found on one of the index fingers. The woman's legs and underarms were shaven, indicating an attention to grooming not characteristic of a transient or hitchhiker. A person of interest has emerged in this case, believed to be a middle-aged white male at the height of approximately five feet ten inches (178 cm) and weighing 185 to 200 pounds (84 to 91 kg). The man was seen near the area where the body was found and could have been involved with disposing of her body. The victim herself may have been seen alive in Wheeling, West Virginia as an employee or customer at a bar. She was subsequently buried after a funeral took place.



    Burial:
    Unknown
     
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  13. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I wonder if they are done "working on it". Still no rule outs listed.
     
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  14. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://unidentified.wikia.com/wiki/Wetzel_County_Jane_Doe

    Wetzel County Jane Doe

    Wetzel County Jane Doe was a woman found deceased in 1983 in West Virginia. She is a presumed victim of the Redhead murders.

    The woman's body was found along a highway, a few days after she died. NamUs states she was decomposed beyond recognition, although postmortem photos available online dispute this.

    The body was nude and police believe the victim was killed by asphyxiation or strangulation. She is speculated to be one of up to eleven women suspected to have been killed by a serial killer in the southern and northeastern United States that favored red-haired women as his victims.

    Physical Characteristics
    • She had auburn hair.
    • Her eye colour is unknown, although they may have been brown.
    • She had scars on her abdomen (possibly from a Cesarean section), left ankle, and left index finger.
    • She had a mole on her chest.
    • Her ears were double-pierced.

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    Wetzel County Jane Doe
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    Sex
    Female
    Race White
    Location Littleton, West Virginia
    Found February 13, 1983
    Unidentified for 34 years
    Postmortem interval 2-3 days
    Body condition Recognizable face
    Age approximation 30 - 45
    Height approximation 5'5
    Weight approximation 135 pounds
    Cause of death Asphyxiation (homicide)
    (Presumed)
     
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  15. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

  16. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/14234

    NamUs UP # 14234
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    ME/C Case Number: 83-041
    Wetzel County, West Virginia
    30 to 45 year old White Female

    Case Report - NamUs UP # 14234
    Case Information

    Status Unidentified
    Case number 83-041
    Date found February 13, 1983 00:00
    Date created August 28, 2015 08:40
    Date last modified November 18, 2016 10:07
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency WV OCME
    Phone 3045586920
    Case Manager
    Name Lisa Sadler
    Phone 304-558-6921

    Demographics
    Estimated age Adult
    Minimum age 30 years
    Maximum age 45 years
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Female
    Weight (pounds) 135, Estimated
    Height (inches) 66, Measured
    Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
    All parts recovered
    Probable year of death 1983 to 1983
    Estimated postmortem interval 3 Days

    Circumstances
    Location Found
    GPS coordinates
    Address 1
    Address 2
    City Hundred
    State West Virginia
    Zip code
    County Wetzel
    Circumstances
    Suffication

    Physical
    Hair color Red/Auburn

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

    Scars and marks
    Scar on Abdomen, Scar on Left Ankle and Left Finger
    Piercings
    Double Pierced Ears
    Finger and toe nails
    Orange Toenail Polish
    Other distinctive
    physical characteristics
    Mole on Chest

    Footwear
    7 to 7 1/2 shoe size

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    DNA
    Status: Sample is currently not available

    Images
    There are currently no images available for this case.
     
  17. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Wetzel County Jane Doe

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  18. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

  19. Jem

    Jem Member

    Studying her blood type, her baby is likely a type B (unknown charge)
     
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    Kimster Director Staff Member

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