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WI VERNON COUNTY JANE DOE: WF, 50-63, found with hands removed in WI - 4 May 1984 *GRAPHIC*

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1980 to 1989' started by Scorpio, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    This may be a long shot, but it keeps gnawing at me. Helen Stark went missing years before this JD. But, what if she left and took up
    with someone else, or was afraid to go back home.
    She is taller and says her eyes were "believed" to be brown.
    The facial structure looks similar to me, so I'm going to add it here just in case. :)

    Helen Stark

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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I don't see Helen on the rule outs. https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4786
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  3. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    I didn't see her on rule-outs either. I checked before posting her here.
    I also found another woman who apparently left town and went to Indiana
    never to be heard from again.
    I'm going to add that person here in case there is a chance either of these are a match.
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  4. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    Here is the other woman I think is a possible match.
    Her teeth look like they have decay and JD had false teeth.
    She also has a cleft in her chin, it appears.
    Audrey Jean Backeberg



    First name Audrey
    Middle name Jean
    Last name Backeberg
    Date last seen July 07, 1962 00:00
    Date entered 03/14/2011
    Age last seen 20 to years old
    Age now 74 years old
    Race White
    Sex Female
    Height (inches) 65.0
    Weight (pounds) 125.0

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  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Are you going to turn either of them in?
  6. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    I am completely clueless how to do that. :)
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  7. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    I also think she knew her killer, I've also wondered if this was a case of elder abuse.
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  8. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    I hadn't thought of elder abuse, but that is a good possibility.
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  9. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Gosh....this one seems eerily similar.
    She might have been held captive for years and then dumped for needing medical attention or for no longer being of use to a perp.
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  10. Winterwood

    Winterwood New Member

    Hey everyone,

    After reading over all of the great information that people have provided... has anyone read/heard/discovered what color the Seiko watch was that was found? Was it silver, gold, black, etc.?
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  11. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    Welcome Winterwood! Glad you joined us.

    I don't recall what color the watch was or if it was mentioned.
    This is such a sad case. I hope she is ID'd and gets her name back.
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  12. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Hi @Winterwood!


    I looked around and didn't see much more of an explanation either! They have really focused on the teeth, though. I'll keep searching as time allows. Hope we find out!

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  13. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    Audrey Jean Backeberg has been ruled out per namus.
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  14. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    I found a video on You Tube about this Jane Doe's case so posting the link here.

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  15. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    Namus Rule outs:
    Audrey Backeberg
    Joan Risch
    Elizabeth Rogers
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  16. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I watched it over the weekend. Very interesting!
  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    DNA Doe Project has picked up her case. It is considered "active".
    A case is active once the DNA has finished sequencing, a Gedmatch kit has been created for it, and it has been uploaded.

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  18. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

    WOW! What a great Computer composite. The poor Woman suffered such an agonizing death. I am surprised also no one came forward knowing her. This seems personal to me.

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