1. Don't miss the next episode of TRUE COLD CASE FILES with our member, Jason Futch!
    You can also be a part of this broadcast by letting Jason know what cases you'd like him to research in future episodes!

    Click Here

    Dismiss Notice
  2. Keeping Children and Adults Safe
    Click Here for more information!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. What do you do if you have a loved one missing?
    In this section, you will find tips on what to do and not do.
    Easily find organizations that you can contact for help.
    Click here for more information
    Dismiss Notice
  4. “We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
    Our mission: Working together to help locate the missing, name the unidentified
    and discuss true crime cases within an intellectual, safe and respectful Internet community.
    *~*~*~*Don't forget, we are on Facebook! www.facebook.com/CrimeWatchersNet*~*~*~*~*
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Welcome to Crimewatchers.net! We are happy to have you with us.
Please let any staff member know if you need assistance. We're here to help! (If you aren't a member, please join us today. We'd love to meet you!)
Dismiss Notice
Crimewatchers.net opened on April 26, 2015 with the purpose of making a difference in getting the word out for the missing, unidentified, and justice for victims. Let us know if you have a case you'd like us to feature here, on Twitter &/or Facebook. Contact email: CrimewatchersCW@gmail.com

PA PHILADELPHIA JANE DOE: BF, 15-30, found during home renovations in Philadelphia, PA - July 2012

Discussion in 'Unidentified 2010 to Present' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    On July 30, 2012, an unidentified female was found in Philadelphia, PA in a residence on South Harmony Street.

    The female had been deceased for at least one year, but may have been deceased for decades before being discovered.

    She was estimated to be fifteen to thirty years old.

    The female was African American and possibly had mixed European ancestry.

    Her hair color, eye color, and weight cannot be determined.

    It was estimated that she stood 5’3”-5’11” tall.

    The female had several fillings in her teeth.

    No clothing or belongings were found with the female.

    The image above is a facial reconstruction completed by a NCMEC Forensic Artist and depicts what the female may have looked like in life.

    NCMEC - http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMU/1212370/1

    Last edited: Jul 29, 2018
    Scorpio, Kimster, Akoya and 1 other person like this.
  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    NamUs - https://identifyus.org/en/cases/10773

    UNidentified bones discovered during renovations of the property at 1234 S. Harmony St.

    Estimated age: Late Teen/Young Adult
    Minimum age: 15 years
    Maximum age: 30 years
    Race: Black/African American
    Sex: Female
    Weight (pounds): Cannot Estimate
    Height (inches): 66, Estimated

    Probable year of death: 1997 to 2011

    Dental information / charting is available and entered
    DNA Samples submitted - Tests not complete

    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
    Erika Brown - Pennsylvania
    Courtney Ross - Pennsylvania

    Last edited: Jul 29, 2018
    Scorpio, Jay, Akoya and 1 other person like this.
  3. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Search Results


    S Harmony St, Philadelphia, PA
    Scorpio, Jay and spike like this.
  4. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    1234 S Harmony St, Philadelphia


    Gray's Ferry is not a good section of Philadelphia. I understand that a renewal process is happening, but there is a long way to go.
    Jay, spike and Kimster like this.
  5. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    These old row homes actually have more space than it appears. The home where Jane Doe was found sold for $20,000.00 in 2012. Once the house is completed and if the neighborhood continues to improve, motivated buyers can make a good profit. With improvements made at this point, the house is now valued at $99,769.

    3 bed, 1 bath, 982 sq. ft. townhouse located at 1234 S HARMONY St, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19146 sold for $20000 on Jan 18, 2012. MLS# 5977563.

    https://www.redfin.com › Pennsylvania › Philadelphia › Grays Ferry
    Scorpio and Kimster like this.
  6. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Scorpio, Kimster and spike like this.
  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    No clothing causes me to assume sexual assault over overdose.

    So sad. :(
    Scorpio, Akoya and spike like this.
  8. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    Case Report - NamUs UP # 10773
    Case Information

    Status Unidentified
    Case number 12-3082
    Date found July 30, 2012 08:00
    Date created November 17, 2012 12:59
    Date last modified October 07, 2016 15:50
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency Philadelphia Cnty Med Exmnrs Ofc
    Phone 215-685-7458
    Case Manager
    Name Seth Ditizio
    Phone 215-685-7445

    Estimated age Late Teen/Young Adult
    Minimum age 15 years
    Maximum age 30 years
    Race Black/African American
    Sex Female
    Weight (pounds) , Cannot Estimate
    Height (inches) 66, Estimated
    Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)

    Torso not recovered
    One or more limbs not recovered
    One or both hands not recovered
    Body conditions
    Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
    Probable year of death 1997 to 2011
    Estimated postmortem interval 14 Years

    Location Found
    GPS coordinates
    Address 1 1234 S. Harmony St.
    Address 2
    City Philadelphia
    State Pennsylvania
    Zip code 19104
    County Philadelphia
    UNidentified bones discovered during renovations of the property at 1234 S. Harmony St.

    Hair color Unknown or Completely Bald

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

    Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    Clothing and Accessories
    No clothing or accessories

    Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

    Status: Samples submitted - Tests not complete
    Scorpio and spike like this.
  9. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    According to NAMUS, the torso and some limbs are missing. It's possible the missing skeletal parts were dragged away by an animal. Gray's Ferry is a section of south Philadelphia, along the Schuylkill River. The homes have deteriorated and many of them are Section 8 Housing. If I had to guess, I would say this was probably a drug overdose or a rape/homicide, and she was simply left in a backyard.


    This is a typical Grays Ferry backyard. She was probably left under years of trash and clutter.
  10. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Many years ago, Grays Ferry was once an enclave for Irish immigrants. Housing renovations have now begun by young professionals. The University of Pennsylvania has been building in the area as their campus expands southward. Eventually this neighborhood will look very different.
    Jay, Scorpio and spike like this.
  11. Redrover

    Redrover Active Member

    I wonder how she was found. I mean, I understand during renovations but where in the house? Crawl space, attic? Did no one live in that house for years and she was just in it? Says could have been as far back as 1997, was that the last time someone lived there?
    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed likes this.

Share This Page