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PA PHILADELPHIA JANE DOE: WF, 30-60, found in Schuylkill River by oil refinery - 20 March 1968

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1900 to 1979' started by Akoya, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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  2. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/16623/details

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    Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP16623 Female, White / Caucasian

    Date Found March 20, 1968
    Location Found Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Estimated Age Range 30-60 Years

    Case Information

    Case Numbers
    NCMEC Number--
    ME/C Case Number 68-1529

    Demographics
    Sex Female
    Race / EthnicityWhite / Caucasian
    Estimated Age Group Adult - Pre 60
    Estimated Age Range 30-60 Years
    Estimated Year of Death 1968
    Estimated PMI Days
    Height 5' 2"(62 inches) , Estimated
    Weight 115 lbs, Estimated

    Circumstances
    Type Unidentified Deceased
    Date Found March 20, 1968
    NamUs Case Created May 12, 2017
    Agency QA Reviewed--

    Location Found Map
    Street Address Schuylkill River Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    County Philadelphia County
    GPS Coordinates--
    Circumstances of Recovery Found 50 feet west of Penrose Ave. in Schuylkill River near oil refinery.
    Details of Recovery

    Inventory of Remains All parts recovered
    Condition of Remains Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction

    Physical Description
    Hair Color Black
    Head Hair Description black-grey long hair
    Left Eye Color Unknown or Missing
    Right Eye Color Unknown or Missing
    Eye Description--
    Distinctive Physical Features
    No Information Entered


    Clothing and Accessories
    Clothing
    socks and stockings, walking suit, 2 sweaters, polo type shirt, fir hat. Skirt from Lord and Taylor, Labels: Deloux, Knitmaster & Dele. Size 10
    On the Body

    Footwear
    Black chucka boots
    On the Body

    Jewelry
    Timex Wrist Watch, white metal # 50102366
    On the Body

    Case Contributors
    Seth Ditizio, Medicolegal Death Investigator
    Philadelphia Cnty Med Exmnrs Ofc

    215-685-7458

    Jamie Willer, Medicolegal Death Investigator
     
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  3. Akoya

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  5. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://unidentified.wikia.com/wiki/Philadelphia_Jane_Doe_(1968)

    Philadelphia Jane Doe (1968)

    Philadelphia Jane Doe was a female discovered near an oil refinery in 1968.

    Philadelphia Jane Doe

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    Sex Female
    Race White
    Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Found March 20, 1968
    Unidentified for 50 years
    Postmortem interval Days
    Body condition Decomposed
    Age approximation 30-60
    Height approximation 5'2
    Weight approximation 115 pounds
    Cause of death Not stated
     
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  6. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Found 50 feet west of Penrose Ave. in Schuylkill River near oil refinery.

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    Penrose Ave
    Philadelphia, PA
     
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  7. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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  9. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    August 1975: View of the Gulf refinery fire from Penrose Bridge, looking west.

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    George C. Platt Memorial Bridge

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  10. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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  11. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    Geez, That's a scary Drawing. Who looks like that?. And then they made it Green.
     
  12. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    Is it possible that the sketch could be an exact likeness?
     
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  13. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    That's my point though. I don't think so. I would never see a likeness with that.
     
  14. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    I very much appreciate the artists who give their time and skills to create sketches for an unidentified persons. I doubt the Philadelphia Police Department would have authorized the use of the sketches if they didn't resemble the victim.
     
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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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  16. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    It is disturbing and it saddens me when I see others critical of those who are donating time and personal skills for the benefit of a victim in need of help. Philadelphia Jane Doe was found in 1968. This was many years before computers were available to generate the refined efits we currently see. An artist provided a full face sketch and a profile sketch for a woman who was found floating in Philadelphia's Schuylkill River. Many missing Jane and John Does have no sketch at all or much of anything to help with their identification. Personally, I feel that every small effort is a possible gift to send these victims home with their birth names. The "morgue artists" should be praised rather than criticized. If Philadelphia Jane Doe had been my missing daughter, I would be so very thankful to have the sketches mel70 finds objectionable.
     
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  17. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member


    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net...est/scale-to-width-down/200?cb=20171103165355

    "That's a scary Drawing. Who looks like that?"

    It may have been the best sketch possible with a bloated and decomposing body that was pulled from the Schuylkill River, years before computerized facial programs. Not every artist has been as talented as Karl and earlier artists didn't have tools that are available today. For anyone who has never seen a bloated body pulled from the water, it is not an easy sight to view. For any artist who has sat in a morgue sketching decomposing remains, it's not an easy task. This is a forum for unidentified persons. The UIDs are the ones "who look like that." The UIDs are the ones who may appear "scary."
     
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  18. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    I totally agree Akoya, there are so many unidentified victims that have no sketches or reconstructions available. We should be grateful that we even have sketches to go off and not criticize the artists who most likely did the best they could with the resources they had at the time.
     
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  19. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Penrose Ave/George C. Platt Bridge - 1951

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