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NY MT VERNON DOE: WF, 18-25, found lying in a city street in Mount Vernon, NY - Feb 1988 *GRAPHIC*

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1980 to 1989' started by Kimster, May 29, 2015.

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    You got my signature girl (hugs)
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    thank you so much!
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    25-year-old Mount Vernon murder mystery: Who is Jane Doe: Murder

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    October 29, 2014

    Mount Vernon Jane Doe



    On February 14, 1988, a young woman’s naked body was found. She’d only been dead for about 6 hours, and her face was very recognizable, but still she was never identified. That’s just so sad.

    The woman had been murdered. Her killer bound her hands and ankles, asphyxiated her, and inflicted blunt force trauma.

    The body had been left in the street at 10 Carleton Avenue, Mount Vernon, Westchester County in the state of New York. Mount Vernon is only about 10 miles north of Manhattan.

    The area where the victim was found is an industrial area, not residential. She was laid on the ground with her arms out to the side and her ankles crossed.

    This Jane Doe was white, and between 18 and 30 years old. She was 5’3″ tall, and she only weighed 105 pounds. Her eyes were hazel. Her face had freckles. Her hair was long, straight, and blondish, maybe light brown. She had absolutely no cavities or fillings. She also had no tattoos or scars.

    The victim had fake press-on nails that she’d painted reddish pink — a detail I doubt anyone would remember after all these years. Her face had some moles and freckles, and on the right side of her neck, just above her shoulder, she had a big, noticeable birthmark.

    The victim, I think, had a surprisingly thick neck. Not freakishly thick, just thicker than I would have expected on such a slight figure.

    The victim had pierced ears, but no jewelry was found on the body. Nothing was found on the body.

    Now this Jane Doe, I must admit, confuses me a bit. Her eyebrows were in need of plucking. Indeed, she even had stray hairs on the bridge of her nose. Her armpits were unshaven. Those details make me think she wasn’t interested in getting herself a boyfriend. I remember the 80’s well enough to know armpits and legs were expected to be hair-free — especially when a girl was dating.

    The confusing part is for me that the victim had recently shaved or waxed her pubic hair. I learned that Brazilian waxing arrived in New York in 1986, so this was a very recent trend. Now why would Jane Doe not shave her armpits and not pluck her eyebrows but remove all her pubic hair?

    It is possible she shaved her pubic area for hygienic purposes rather than erotic ones. She might have had a case of pubic lice at one time, or wanted to avoid one.

    It is also possible that her killer shaved the victim himself. There is no reason to think the poor woman wasn’t held for a period of time before she was killed. She’d been bound so she’d obviously been incarcerated by her murderer.

    There have been many versions of the Mount Vernon Jane Doe’s face. That didn’t stop me, of course, from doing my own version. I chose to make her younger looking — closer to 18.


    Most of the other versions emphasize her eyebrows, making them very dark. I think, since she was blondish, that her brows would have been lighter. The post mortem picture of the victim shows her with dark, wet hair so she’d obviously been recently washed. The water may have darkened her brows too.

    It would be totally awesome if, after all these years, this Jane Doe were identified. That might also lead to the identity of her murderer who hopefully led a life full of suffering and pain and then died excruciatingly.

    If anybody has any idea of who this Jane Doe is, please contact the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office at (914) 231-1600, or the Mount Vernon Police Department at (914) 665-2510. Refer to case number MEW 88-410. The listed contact person is Detective Christopher DiMase.

    This Jane Doe is also listed in other databases. Here are her other case numbers:
    NCIC Case Number: U288016763
    NamUs Case Number: UP #10229
  12. Akoya

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    NamUs UP # 10229
    ME/C Case Number: MEW 88-410
    Westchester County, New York
    18 to 25 year old White Female

    Status Unidentified
    Case number MEW 88-410
    Date found February 14, 1988 00:00
    Date created May 03, 2012 14:47
    Date last modified August 09, 2016 12:57
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed May 15, 2012 06:37

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency Westchester Cnty Med Exmnrs Ofc
    Phone 914-231-1600
    Case Manager
    Name Christopher DiMase
    Phone (914) 665-2510

    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
    First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA
    Barbara Aleksivich 1949 New York
    Mary Bostwick 1956 New York
    Diana Braungardt 1969 Missouri
    Judith Brown 1957 New York
    Rosemary Buck 1953 New York
    Mellisa Burgess 1967 Florida
    Cynthia Constantine 1954 New York
    Brenda Crowley 1963 New York
    Frances Crownover 1953 Tennessee
    Valarie Cuccia 1953 New York
    Roxane Easland 1956 Alaska
    Edna Kaminski 1921 New York
    Edna Kaminski 1921 New York
    Sylvia Lwowski 1953 New York
    Sylvia Lwowski 1953 New York
    Tammy Mahoney 1961 New York
    Tammy Mahoney 1961 New York
    Tammy Mahoney 1961 New York
    Cathleen Martin 1958 Pennsylvania
    Tammie McCormick 1972 New York
    Kelly Morrissey 1968 New York
    Audrey Nerenberg 1958 New York
    Leichia Reilly 1963 New York
    Simone Ridinger 1960 Massachusetts
    Cindy Rowles 1968 New York
    Sally Schneider 1957 California
    Denise Sheehy 1954 New York
    Valerie Smith 1960 New York
    Linda St. Germaine 1960 New York
    Sheryl Tillinghast 1956 New York
    Helen Wagner 1957 New Jersey
    Karen Wilson 1963 New York
    Karen Wilson 1963 New York
    Carol Woolsoncroft 1964 Florida
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    NamUs UP # 10229
    ME/C Case Number: MEW 88-410
    Westchester County, New York
    18 to 25 year old White Female

    Case Report - NamUs UP # 10229
    Case Information

    Status Unidentified
    Case number MEW 88-410
    Date found February 14, 1988 00:00
    Date created May 03, 2012 14:47
    Date last modified August 09, 2016 12:57
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed May 15, 2012 06:37

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency Westchester Cnty Med Exmnrs Ofc
    Phone 914-231-1600
    Case Manager
    Name Christopher DiMase
    Phone (914) 665-2510

    Estimated age Adult - Pre 30
    Minimum age 18 years
    Maximum age 25 years
    Race White
    Sex Female
    Weight (pounds) 105, Estimated
    Height (inches) 63, 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
    Recognizable face

    Probable year of death 1988 to
    Estimated postmortem interval 6 Hours

    Location Found
    GPS coordinates
    Address 1 10 Carleton Avenue
    Address 2
    City Mount Vernon
    State New York
    Zip code 10550
    County Westchester
    Victim was left on street in industrial area. She was placed nude with her arms and hands out to the side, and her legs crossed at the ankles. Victim clothes were not on the scene of were she was dumped. Victim was bound at the hands and ankles prior to being dumped.

    Hair color Brown
    Head hair
    Long straight hair- light brown
    Body hair
    recent shaving of pubic hair/Brazilian wax. Unshaven arm pits.
    Facial hair

    Left eye color Hazel
    Right eye color Hazel
    Eye description

    No other distinctive body features
    Distinctive features as described below
    Scars and marks
    both ears pierced, no earrings present
    Artificial body parts
    and aids
    Finger and toe nails
    reddish-pink fingernail polish/fake press on nails
    Other distinctive
    physical characteristics
    freckles on face under eyes , large birth mark on right front side of neck, just above the shoulder.

    Status: Fingerprint information is available and entered

    Clothing and Accessories
    No clothing or accessories
    Clothing and accessories are described below
    Clothing on body

    Clothing with body




    Other items found
    with body

    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete
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    "The Doe Network" : International Center for Unidentified & Missing PersonsCase File: 51UFNY



    eft to right: Sketches of the victim by Wesley Neville

    The Doe Network

    Unidentified Female
    • Date of Discovery: February 14, 1988
    • Location of Discovery: Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York
    • Estimated Date of Death: Six hours prior
    • State of Remains: Recognizable face
    • Cause of Death: Homicide by asphyxiation and blunt force trauma

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

    • Estimated Age: 18-30 years old
    • Race: White
    • Gender: Female
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 105 lbs.
    • Hair Color: Blonde to light brown, long and straight.
    • Eye Color: Hazel

    • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Freckles and some moles on her face. Her underarms had about 2 weeks worth of growth. Recent shaving of pubic hair. No scars or tattoos noted. Both ears pierced. Nails painted with reddish-pink fingernail polish.

    • Dentals: Available. No cavities or fillings.
    • Fingerprints: Available.
    • DNA: mtDNA and nucDNA available. Complete mitochondrial DNA profile and complete STR profile uploaded to NDIS.
    Clothing & Personal Items
    • Clothing: None.

    • Jewelry: None.

    • Additional Personal Items: None.

    Case History
    The victim's body was discovered lying in a city street in Mount Vernon.

    Mount Vernon is located approximately 10 miles north of Manhattan, New York.

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

    • Agency Name: Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office
    • Agency Contact Person: Detective Christopher DiMase
    • Agency Phone Number: 914-231-1600

    • Agency Name: Mount Vernon Police Department
    • Agency Contact Person: Major Case Squad
    • Agency Phone Number: 914-665-2510 or 914-665-2573

    • Agency Case Number: MEW 88-410
    • NCIC Case Number: U288016763
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
    • Cold Case - Missing Female
    • Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office
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    10 Carleton Ave, Mt Vernon, NY

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    Westchester County Jane Doe (1988)
    Another reconstruction of the Westchester County Jane Doe
    On February 14, 1988, the "posed" nude body of a woman was found on a street in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York. The victim had been dead for approximately six to twelve hours, and was bound at the wrists and ankles and had died from ligature strangulation as well as suffering a beating.[9] She was aged 18 to 30, with hazel eyes and with bleached, light brown or blonde hair. She was 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighed 105 pounds, and had pierced ears without earrings. She had numerous freckles and moles (including a large and prominent mole on her neck). Her underarms had not been shaved for approximately two weeks, but her pubic area was recently shaved. This detail has led some investigators to presume she could have been a prostitute. The fact that the rest of the body showed an absence of shaving, it has also been suggested she was foreign to the United States, and could be of South American descent. Her nails were painted pink prior to her death.[10] No clothing was found at or near the scene.[11] An autopsy found that she had ingested cocaine and broccoli before her murder, which may have been the work of a serial offender.[12]
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    Westchester New York Jane Doe February 1988

    Victim :
    Additional Victim Image:
    Date Found :
    Sunday, February 14, 1988
    Location Found:
    Carleton Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York.
    County Found:
    Westchester County
    State Found:
    New York
    Est Date of Death:
    Hours prior to discovery.
    Cause of Death:
    Homicide: Asphyxiation and blunt force trauma
    Age Minimum :
    Age Maximum:
    Height Minimum:
    Eye Color:
    Hair Color:
    Hair Style:
    Both ears
    Medical :
    Freckles and moles on face.
    Additional Information :
    She was killed and then dumped on this city street about ten miles out of Manhattan.


    DNA Available:
    Fingerprints Available:
    Contact Information:
    Office Of Medical Examiner at 10 Dana Rd Valhalla NY, 10595 (914)231-1600 Case #MEW 88-410
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