Vital Stats for Jane Doe

Discussion in 'Mystery couple murdered South Carolina 1976' started by christine2448, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. christine2448

    christine2448 Retired WS Staff

    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    Unidentified Caucasian Female
    Located on August 9, 1976 in Sumter, South Carolina.
    An autopsy showed that the victim had been shot at close range in the back, chest and throat.
    The couple had been dead for less than 24 hours.

    Vital Statistics
    Estimated age: 18 - 20 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5"; 100 - 105 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Medium-length, brown hair; blue/green or blue-gray eyes. She had two small hair moles on her left cheek and another on the right side of her face. Mole behind right leg (calf). Pierced ears, no surgical scars. She was attractive and had very long eyelashes. Although both the woman and man were white, investigators described their skin as smooth, with olive undertones. The girl had unshaven legs.
    Dentals: Available. No elaborate dental work. Missing upper and lower wisdom teeth on right. Has upper and lower wisdom teeth on left. Has fillings in all back teeth. If she were to smile, her teeth in the front would give an even appearance.
    Clothing: She was wearing cut-off blue jeans, a pink halter top that tied in the front and an unbleached muslin blouse. She was also wearing a pair of Stride Rite, wedge heeled sandals with lavender, pink and purple straps.
    Jewelry: Three Silver rings that resembled American Indian or Mexican handmade jewelry. One piece was a faceted band with red, white and blue stones. Another ring had a oblong black stone. The third was a large, intricate feather scroll band with a jade insert into the curves of the scroll.

    Case History
    In 1976 this female and her companion were found dead on a secluded Sumter County, South Carolina dirt road, Locklair Road, between Interstate 95 and SC 341.
    Their identities as well as that of their killer still remains a mystery.
    Neither had any identification.
    They had no money on them, but there were several clues that led investigators to believe that the couple might have been well-to-do or perhaps even from another country.
    Investigators wondered if they had been hitchhiking cross country, or if they had been victims of a carjacking.
    They were a clean-cut-looking pair. Authorities speculated they might even be brother and sister.
    No drugs or alcohol were found on their bodies. And neither had on underwear.
    Investigators had checked out every lead, including trying to identify them through their finger prints and using the serial number on the man's watch in hopes of trying to track down the jewelry store where he might have bought the piece of jewelry. Dental records were published in national dental journals. Officials with Interpol as well as U.S. Customs investigators and immigration authorities also had been alerted.
    The autopsy revealed the pair had eaten fruit or ice cream with fruit not long before they died so investigators were certain the two must have bought the food from a local eatery or store. Someone remembered seeing a couple matching the dead couple's descriptions at a fruit stand that was located off the Florence Highway, but the person couldn't say whether the man and woman were with someone else or if they were riding in a car.

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sumter County Sheriff's Office
    Sumter County Coroner
    Verna Moore
    DEB-Z likes this.

  2. justthinkin

    justthinkin New Member

    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    Correction: her two upper front teeth were longer than the rest as evidenced from morgue photo
    DEB-Z likes this.
  3. Bobby88

    Bobby88 Whatever happened to Johnnie Herrera?

    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    After studying Jane Doe's morgue hotos and sketches, I'm beginning to think she could be Hispanic or Hispanic/Caucasian. The one particular sketch on the trutv website I think makes her look very Spanish.
    DEB-Z likes this.
  4. Mysterylover

    Mysterylover New Member

    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    Glad to see the Gov. has started this:
    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is the first national repository for missing persons and unidentified decedent records.
    Unidentified decedents are people who have died and whose bodies have not been identified.
    DEB-Z likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice