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jane-doe-san-juan-river Archuleta New Mexico Jane Doe September 1982Race: White
Sex: Female
Hair: Brown
Height: 5’5”
Weight: 115
Clothing: Wrangler
blue jeans, blue quilted
peasant jacket, purple
halter top blouse, and
pink lace panties
Jewelry: Hollow gold
heart pendant and
horn-shaped pendant.
Other: Red toenail polish. She had prior surgery removing uterus.

On September 19, 1982, the remains of
an unidentified “Jane Doe”,
were found on an island in the San
Juan River in New Mexico. An autopsy
indicated the female had been
a victim of murder by strangulation.

At this time the victim and
her killer have not been identified.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: 
Detective George Barter of the
Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office at
970-264-8450.

Below is an updated article on the case, published in 2009 by Durango Herald

Two bodies, no names
Pagosa Springs detective reopens 1982 murder case

The Durango Herald
by Chuck Slothower
Last Updated; Sunday, July 19, 2009

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CARRACAS – Frank Chavez dismounted from his horse to examine what looked like a football in the San Juan River.

The cattle rancher discovered a human foot, attached to a dead woman, her upper body skeletonized.

Chavez went for help and returned later that day with Archuleta County sheriff’s deputies, the coroner and neighbors to recover the body. The woman had been strangled, authorities later determined.

That was Sept. 19, 1982. A month later, on Oct. 22, another rancher nearby stumbled across a dead man who had been shot twice, his body in the river, eaten by coyotes.

Almost 27 years later, authorities do not know who the victims were, who killed them or why. George Barter, an Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office detective, is trying to change that

Barter has taken a strong interest in the case, re-interviewing witnesses and commissioning new reconstructions of what the victims would have looked like.

Months before their deaths, the couple – known as John and Jane Doe – were seen at the bar of the Iron Horse Inn north of Durango. They also came through Pagosa Springs, Farmington and Dulce, N.M. A witness remembers seeing someone matching the woman’s description at the Bondad Hill Saloon.
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“They ran all around this area during that summer,” Barter said.

Someone, Barter believes, has gotten away with murder.

Jane Doe was found with two pendants, one of a heart and another of an Italian love horn.

A piece of paper found in her jeans pocket had a name and phone number, but for years, investigators could not decipher the writing. Eventually, they determined it was the penmanship of Marilyn Cobianco, who lives in Farmington.

Cobianco confirmed it was her handwriting, but she could not remember Jane Doe or explain why her name and phone number ended up in a dead woman’s pocket, Barter said. Cobianco declined to be interviewed when reached by phone recently.

John Doe was wearing a tan T-shirt with the logo of Lazy B Guest Ranch, a now-defunct brothel in Fallon, Nev. The reverse showed a map of brothels in that area.

John Doe’s body is buried at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque in a grave marked only by a number.

Jane Doe’s remains were given to Block-Salazar Mortuary in Española, N.M.

“They put her in an unmarked grave in an unknown cemetery,” Barter said. “Not to say that I’m done looking for her.”

John and Jane Doe’s skulls were separated from their bodies to aid in police reconstructions shortly after the crime, ending up in storage at a museum used by the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator, Barter said. That office did not return messages requesting comment.

Much of the evidence connected to the case has been lost, including Jane Doe’s clothing. The case file itself was missing until an Archuleta County clerk found it in an old file cabinet.

Turf disputes over the crime, which happened on the Colorado-New Mexico border, just east of Arboles, also have slowed the investigation.

Prosecutors in Archuleta County and Rio Arriba County, N.M., fought over jurisdiction of the case, Barter said. New Mexico State Police officers who now are retired investigated, along with the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office. Evidence was split among law enforcement in Archuleta County, Rio Arriba County and state investigators in Albuquerque.

Barter fears physical evidence was thrown out because of New Mexico’s former 15-year statute of limitations on prosecuting murders.

Barter said if investigators “had just done their jobs and preserved what was there,” the victims’ assailant or assailants would be in jail by now.

“I feel like she was probably sexually molested,” Barter said. “Now, with DNA, we could tag the person if we found those things.”

Jane Doe, investigators believe, was 5 feet 5 inches tall, 115 pounds and had brown hair, although Chavez insists she had long, blonde hair. She was 30 to 35 years old. By the time Chavez found her, she had been in the river for four to six weeks, the coroner estimated.

Investigators know less about John Doe because his body was more badly decomposed. It had been at least eight weeks since his death when he was found. He was believed to be in his mid-20s, with a stocky build and reddish-blond hair. He may have worked for a carnival traveling around the area. Both were white.

Barter got Mary Brazas, a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office official, to draw new, more accurate reconstructions of the victims with the aid of computer technology. Older reconstructions done soon after the crime simply used clay and wigs.

Several theories have emerged to explain why the two, who may have been a couple, were killed.

Jane Doe may have been raped, and John Doe killed to get him out of the way, Barter said. It also could have been a drug deal gone bad. But Barter said both of these theories are only “wild guesses.”

No car has been tied to the victims and they are believed to have hitchhiked around the area, Barter said. They likely would have had few possessions worth stealing.

Barter hopes someone still living can help him identify the victims and catch the killers.

“This case epitomizes injustice,” the detective said. “If there was justice in the world, (the killers) would be in jail, and we’d know who (the victims) were.”

A Colorado Bureau of Investigations agent in Durango, Jeff Brown, has helped track down leads for Barter. He said the bureau would not release any information about the investigation and referred questions to Archuleta County.

The case became a bit more eerie when Barter and Brazas went to visit John Doe’s grave. They found it in a line of gravestones devoted to unidentified victims.
“There were fresh flowers on it,” Barter said.

Frank Chavez, 76, and his brother Chris still raise cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and chickens at Rancho Juanita near where the bodies were found.

The remote area is about 18 miles south of U.S. Highway 160, west of Pagosa Springs. A dirt road leads to Pagosa Junction, a place on the map marked only by a church and a crumbling railroad depot. The Chavez brothers live south of there, at Carracas, near where the San Juan River dips into New Mexico.

The brothers think the bodies may have been thrown off the Carracas Bridge that spans the San Juan among cottonwoods and sagebrush on County Road 557. Both bodies were found downstream of there. But Barter said the bodies could have been dumped at any point upriver of where they were found.

The brothers believe the killings were drug-related. Trafficking and a lack of law enforcement posed problems in the 1970s and early ’80s, they said. “Planes used to fly by here real low,” Chris Chavez said.

But Barter said the Chavez brothers’ theory that the killings were drug-related is only “speculative.”

The killings shocked residents, Frank Chavez said.

“It was a dark day in our community here to have something like that happen in our backyard,” he said. “We grew up with hardworking, honest people. In the ’70s, it all turned. People were coming from all over the place.

Barter hopes publicity about the case will lead to the victims’ identification.

“These people deserve to be known,” he said. “And their families deserve to know where they are.”

Source:
The Durango Herald

http://www.durangoherald.com/…/Two_bodies_no_names/

Can you identify this unidentified woman who is wanted for the grand larceny for the theft of a subway passengers ATM card? NYPD officials have released images of the suspect and are seeking the help of anyone who can help identify and/or locate her.

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The incident occurred on the evening of November 17, 2012 in New York City.

The victim was a woman who realized she was missing her wallet containing her Chase Visa and MasterCard along with other items while at the Borough Hall subway station in Downtown Brooklyn.

Two days later surveillance tape from Chase Bank at 8th Ave. and W. 15 Street captured footage of a young dark-haired white female, between the ages of 25-30, posing as the victim and withdrawing the large sum of cash from her account. She is estimated to be around 5’3″ tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds with a thin frame.

The suspect can also be seen wearing glasses in the still-shots shown above. It is unknown if they’re prescription glasses and/or reading glasses or merely for style. She is wearing dark (possibly black) clothing in what looks like a black (light) jacket and female fashion boots.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Crime Stoppers (NY) 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) 

Tips may also be submitted online at the Crime stoppers website, or via text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.

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Reconstruction of Victim – Many reconstructions of the victim were created. It is unknown if she had curly, wavy or straight hair. These recreations shouldn’t be the sole identifying factor.

The skeletal remains of the unidentified female victim was discovered on October 27, 2006 in a field near the South Service Road and Holt Road which is located near the entrance to Darlington Nuclear Plant in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.

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“Jane Doe” is described as a White female between the ages 18 – 30 years. She had several items in and around her possession, including a Omni watch with stainless steel straps, a ring with an oval January birthstone, a piece of ribbon and a small red heart that was found in the area. A t-shirt with green, blue, red yellow, and black strips.

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Good Identifying Factors:

  • She has a very well-healed nasal fracture which would have been located at the midpoint of her nose (in life) – the point where the nasal bones end and the soft part of the nose begins. The fracture is set so she either received treatment, or it is possibly the result of rhinoplasty. The fact that her nose had been fractured (or surgically altered) would not have been obvious unless someone who knew her at the time saw her post trauma/surgery, or she told someone. She exhibits bone changes indicative of anemia.
  • Nice teeth with visible white fillings on her front teeth, one front tooth appears slightly wider than the other, smallish silver fillings in some back teeth. Her upper and lower jaws are described as narrow. She also had prominent upper and lower teeth that protruded. Her upper teeth protruded more than her lower teeth.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Durham Regional Police
905-579-1520
AND/OR
Ontario Provincial Police Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit
877-934-6363 – Toll Free in North America
705-330-4144 – Local or outside of North America
OR Crime Stoppers
1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Source:
Ontario Provincial Police Website (OPP)
The Doe Network

Note: Just because the unidentified person was discovered in another country doesn’t necessarily mean they’re from that Country. The Bowmanville community was most likely alerted of this case. The fact that nobody has come forward could indicate she was from another area.

 


Composite Sketch created by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Unidentified “Jane Doe”

Discovered on October 5, 1980 in Henderson, Clark County, Nevada
Estimated date of death is 24 hours prior to discovery

Vital Statistics:

Estimated age: 14 – 25 years old Race/Gender: Caucasian Female
Approximate Height and Weight: 5’2″; 103-110 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Light reddish, blonde or brown, shoulder length hair; green or hazel eyes. Nonsmoker.
Tattoos: A crudely made tattoo of letter “S” on inner portion of right forearm, approximately 1/2″ in length.
Dental Information: Available. Wisdom teeth impacted. She had fillings. Dental Features: 7 & 8 are present, diastema, 27 present root tip.
Clothing: No clothing located.
Fingerprints: Full prints are available in file. Prints sent to CA DOJ, FBI, and LVMPD – no matching record.
DNA: Available; University of North Texas.

Case History
The deceased homicide victim was located on October 15, 1980 on State Route 146 near Arroyo Grande Road, Henderson, NV.

Her fingerprints matched no one in the missing person system at the time.
The victim was murdered elsewhere, her body dumped at the site. Multiple head wounds, possibly with a hammer, to back of skull and behind right ear. Seven puncture-type stab wounds to left, upper portion of back, approximately 3″ in depth.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Henderson Police Department
Detective John Williams
702-565-2004

Clark County Coroner Office
702-455-3210
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number:
80-01221

NCIC Number:
U-898928671
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Eyewitness News
The Doe Network

01/07/12 NY — The half-charred body of a naked woman has been discovered on a secluded New York City beach.

The body was reported to police at 7.15am on Sunday by a hiker who was walking through the Marine Park nature preserve in Brooklyn.

Detectives are trying to determine what befell the woman and whether she was murdered.

Grim discovery: The woman's body was found on a beach at Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York
Grim discovery: The woman’s body was found on a beach at Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York

No identification was found on the body – leaving investigators scrambling to determine who she was.

She was discovered near the water, close to a footpath through the brush in the park, the New York Post reported.

Part of the woman’s body had been burned, but there were no obvious signs of potentially-fatal trauma, according to the Post.

Secluded: The body was found between Marine Park (right) and Gerritsen Beach (left)

Secluded: The body was found between Marine Park (right) and Gerritsen Beach (left)

An autopsy will have to determine a cause of death.

Officers told the Post that her body had not been on the beach long.

She was found on the border of Marine Park and Gerritsen Beach, a largely Irish Catholic neighborhood in Brooklyn.

The area of hit hard by Hurricane Sandy – though police say the death is not related to the storm because it appears the victim died recently.

Source: Dailymail.co.uk

  • The two new pieces were found approximately five miles from where 10 similarly cut pieces were discovered in August
  • Pieces are described as 4-by-4 inch cubes of ‘skin and fat and little bit of muscle tissue’
  • Police fear if the new pieces aren’t related to the others they may have a serial killer on the loose
  • If they’re related the killer is suspected of freezing the victim’s body to incrementally dispose of it in chunks

Shocking find: Two new pieces of human flesh have been found in a Detroit sewer, similar to these tattooed ones seen after found in August

Shocking find: Two new pieces of human flesh have been found in a Detroit sewer, similar to these tattooed ones seen after found in August

Puzzle: At least six or eight of the pieces had part of a tattoo on them though police have still yet to find their owner determined having been a large, white female Solving the puzzle: At least six or eight of the pieces had part of a tattoo on them though police have still yet to find their owner determined having been a large, white female

Intricately cut 4-by-4 inch cubes of human flesh have been discovered in a Michigan drain pipe launching fears of a serial killer on the loose just months after similar pieces of a tattooed woman were found.

Police in Suburban Detroit tell ABC that the two cubes of ‘skin and fat and little bit of muscle tissue’ were found in a sewer pipe by a sanitation crew in Warren on Thursday.

Police say they appear to have been dumped only recently though could be related to the 10 similarly-cut pieces bearing tattoos that were found about five miles away last August.

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Two drawing’s depicting pregnant Jane Doe discovered in Huron

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Sex: Female
Age: 30 – 40 years old
Height: 5′ 1″ – 5′ 6″
Weight: Unk pounds
Other: Pregnant

Remains Found: Date: 08/29/2002
Location: Wooded area Town of Huron, Wayne County, New York
Other:
Skeletal remains of an adult female and fetus were located in a wooded area north of a state fishing access and boat launch road in the Town of Huron, N.Y. This area is midway between Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y. There is access to Lake Ontario from this location.
The female was of mixed race (biracial) (black/hispanic/caucasian), approximately 5′ 1″ – 5′ 6″ tall, with reddish/brown hair that was possibly dyed.
DNA, dental records and partial fingerprints are available for those who may need it.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact: New York State Police (NYPD) - (585) 398-4100

You may also e-mail any information to:
nysvicap@troopers.ny.gov