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AL OPELIKA JANE DOE: BF, 4-7, found in trailer park in Opelika, AL - Jan 2012

Discussion in 'Unidentified 2010 to Present' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Major development in 2012 Opelika Jane Doe case

    New composite photographs of Jane Doe were recently released in conjunction with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Lee County Coroner’s Office.

    The composites were released in hopes of someone possibly recognizing her and assisting in being able to identify her.

    Through that process several tips were received, one of which was very promising and lead to us obtaining several photographs.

    It is believed the young girl in these photographs is Jane Doe, however, officials are not positive who she is.

    The photographs were taken during a Vacation Bible School at Greater Peace Church in 2011. All attempts to identify her through church and school records have failed.



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    She would have been about 4-5 years old in these pictures (in 2011). The young girl also had a visible deformity of some type with her left eye. She may have been blind in that eye. The deformity may have been natural or caused by an accident or abuse. It is believed she had a slightly unkempt appearance and was not very clean. She was quiet and stayed to herself, not interacting with other children very much. She had trouble communicating on the same level as the other children. Anyone who recognizes this young girl is asked to contact the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at (334)705-5220, the Secret Witness Hotline at (334)745-8665, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Call Center at 1-800-THE-LOST(843-5678).


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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Skeletal remains of a little girl were found on January 28, 2012 at a trailer park on Hurst Street in Opelika, Alabama which falls in Lee County.
    It’s estimated the child had been deceased between 8 months and 2 years placing date of death between 2010 – 2012.
    She is estimated to be 4-7 years old and had medium length black hair styled in small tight curls. Her height, weight, and eye color cannot be determined.
    An anthropological assessment of her bones suggest she had likely been abused and malnourished in life.
    A long-sleeve pink shirt with heart buttons and small ruffles near the neckline was recovered near the skeletal remains but it is unknown if it belonged to the child.

    NCMEC - http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMU/1197223/1

    Skull found by resident of trailer park. Other remains found within 50 feet of skull. Lower jaw, multiple bones, some hairlocated in heavy wooded area within 50-75 feet of residences.

    NamUs - https://identifyus.org/en/cases/9834

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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Test result reveals new clue in Opelika Jane Doe mystery

    A new clue has emerged in the case of Opelika Jane Doe more than five years after the discovery of a young girl’s remains near an Opelika trailer park.

    Lt. Johnathan Clifton of the OPD said an isotope test from the University of South Florida Institute of Forensic Anthropology and Applied Science revealed that the girl, called Opelika Jane Doe, was from the southeastern portion of the United States.

    Results from the test arrived last week. Clifton said she was probably from Alabama or surrounding states.

    “This girl was at an age where someone could have known who she was,” White said. “We’ve gotten calls from Arizona and other states, but they didn’t pan out to be our missing girl. We’ve gotten tons of calls, but we’d like to have more. Some of the calls didn’t lead to anything.”

    “It's difficult for me to believe that no one has come forward about this little girl. We don't know where the child was from or how she came to be in the location where she was found,” he said. “To say the least, it has been a gut-wrenching case for the fine officers of the Opelika Police Department. We're certainly not giving up and hopefully one day someone will share information that will help solve this.”

    Anyone with information regarding the identification of the girl, is asked to contact the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at (334)705-5220, the Secret Witness Hotline at (334)745-8665, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Call Center at 1-800-THE-LOST(843-5678).


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  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Hmmm. They never found out the identity of the girl in the pictures?
  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member


    It has been over 5 years since #Alabama authorities discovered remains of a young girl behind a trailer park off Hurst Street in #Opelika. The child, 3-7 years old, had been deceased for a long time, possibly 8 months to 2 years.

    A Forensic Anthropological exam of her remains suggest that the child may have been abused and malnourshed over a long period of time.

    Investigators received a tip suggesting the child attended a Vacation Bible School in the local area during the summer of 2011. Authorities have obtained photographs of the child they believe could be the Jane Doe but are still trying to identify and locate the child in the photographs to determine if in fact, she could be the Jane Doe.

    Please call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST if you have any information that could help identify this child.

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  6. This case always brings me to tears. I get the feeling she wasn't in a functional household.
  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    ONLY ON 3: East Alabama searches for answers in "Baby Jane Doe" case

    The search continues to identify a little girl who's tiny remains were found in a wooded area in Opelika back in 2012. Six years later, despite an exhaustive nationwide effort, whoever killed "Baby Jane Doe" remains unpunished.

    "She was somebody's loved one, somebody's daughter. I know someone knows something. It is sad to know somebody won't step up and say anything about her. It's just sad. I wouldn't want my child to be called Jane Doe or John Doe, and I am still sad about it," Johnson said.

    The heartbreaking discovery leads to a composite by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.Investigators determined Baby Jane Doe, is a 3 to a 6-year-old little girl, who was severely abused over a period and murdered.

    "Somebody was low down enough to bring and leave her and never look back. But someday it's gonna catch up, and it's gonna come out. It may be ten more years from now, but it's gonna come up and out," said Johnson.

    Police said Baby Jane Doe had a noticeable deformity and was possibly blind in her left eye. She was small, maybe malnourished. In 2016 photos of a little girl from Vacation Bible School at Greater Peace Baptist Church in Opelika surfaced. Police believe the child could be their Baby Jane Doe. However, so far they have not been able to identify the girl in the picture despite an exhaustive search.

    The case may be cold, but it's still very much on the minds of East Alabama parents who are still angry over the innocent child's death.

    "I would have come forward if I knew who hurt that baby. Y'all come forward. Say who hurt that baby! Tell it! That's an innocent child, an innocent child and if it were your baby you'd want to know," said Candace Menifee.

    Opelika Investigators are convinced, someone, somewhere knows something about Baby Jane Doe and they are asking you to give them a call. Next week, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes is holding a news conference about the "Baby Jane Doe" case. News 3 will be there and keep you updated.

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  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Up to $10K reward offered in the Opelika 'Baby Jane Doe' case

    Lee County's District Attorney held a press conference on the "Baby Jane Doe" case as Opelika police continue to search for leads in the case.

    On Thursday, Gov. Kay Ivey granted the request to give a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest or update of this case.

    On Friday the reward increased after a local citizen generously offered to match the governor's reward, which increased in the amount of $10,000.

    “We need to find out her name, we need to give her a proper burial, we need to solve this case,” said White. “After six years, I find it hard to believe no one knows who this child is.”


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  9. Dobrev

    Dobrev Former Member

    No, I think they said that they don't keep records of children who attend, or the parents that bring them there, unfortunately.
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  10. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    THIS IS SO SICKENING! To think thus POOR CHILD was "Malnourished and Abused" that Her Eye deformity could have been caused by "Abuse". I think She was probably killed during an Episode of Abuse. Poor thing knew nothing but a life of HORROR! AND THEN DUMPED LIKE TRASH! NO ONE KNOWS ANYTHING HUH?! B.S.!
  11. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    From the Quote "She was Somebody's loved one". I don't think was Somebody's loved one. THAT'S THE PROBLEM!
  12. Redrover

    Redrover Well-Known Member

    These are the ones that eat at me. Easily recognizable characteristics. The eye in this case would make her stand out in a crowd when she was alive. Even if the parents are responsible, someone had a neighbor, niece, nephew, or grandchild with this condition and hasn't seen her for years. The information just isn't getting to the right people.
  13. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I couldn't agree with you more!
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  14. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

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  15. Redrover

    Redrover Well-Known Member

    There is a really good youtube video on this case called "nameless". Very informative and breaks down the case really well. Highly recommend it.
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  16. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    Thanks "Red" I'll check it out.
  17. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    Starting to watch.
  18. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    That good. Thanks "Red". IT IS INFURIATING WHAT LEVEL OF ABUSE THIS GIRL SUFFERED.!!!! I certainly don't think it was a Stranger. Long time abuse. Damaged eye. Had a problem communicating with other Children. I bet she was hard of hearing because of abuse. I bet it was a Parent or guardian. I hope She can be I.D'd. AND HER KILLER CAUGHT!
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  19. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    It seems like they would want a way to contact somebody in case of emergency?
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  20. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    Buses go to neighborhoods. Kids can just come on their own. I think they need to start keeping records.

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