I don't see a NamUs or DoeNet page for this Jane Doe, only a PA missing page.


Unidentified Black Female
Found June 21, 1981 in Upper Darby, Delaware County

Vital Statistics
Estimated Age: early 20s
Estimated Height: 5'4"
Estimated Weight: 115 to 120 lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: Vaccination scar on left upper arm. Chipped left front tooth.

Case Details
On Sunday, June 21, 1981, the badly decomposed body of this unidentified woman was found behind a fence at a baseball field that sits adjacent to the Park Lane East Apartments in Upper Darby. She had no clothing, no jewelry and the shotgun blast that killed her destroyed her face.

A month after she was found, a Philadelphia man, William Taylor, was arrested and confessed to murdering three women. Donna Williams, 20, of Philadelphia had been found beaten and stabbed to death on June 23, 1981 in a room at the (former) American Motel on Route 1 in the Trevose area of Bensalem. Sharon Peterson, 29, was found, also beaten and stabbed to death, on July 20, 1981 in her second-floor apartment at Park Lane East.
The unknown woman was his first victim. He is/was either unwilling or unable to provide her name.

If you have any information about this case, please contact:

Delaware County Office of the Medical Examiner

Philadelphia Inquirer

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I just contacted the Upper Darby PD about the 2000 Jane Doe found there, if they reply I'll ask about this woman too.

She was one of the does featured in an old 1988 article I stumbled across. http://articles.philly.com/1988-07-0...-several-times The article calls her a "drifter".

Hopefully she was identified -- if not, hopefully we can get her into NamUs/DoeNet soon.