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    Default Re: Pulaski County reopens 34-year-old Jane Doe case

    Here, go nuts. Closest thing I found, only matching in age range was Mary Weekly. Who knows what she looked like.

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    Can't find a picture of Mary Weekly anywhere.
    The name in the bra could be Juliet, try writing on the elastic band of a bra, not that easy, but if the name was Julie why put a | behind the name.
    Maybe she shared a drawer with a roommate, or she had been in a group home and she had to mark her underwear (if it was hers).

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    New test may help identify Jane Doe origin

    Pulaski County
    Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long announced, in his column, Monday morning that a new test is going to performed on the remains of Jane Doe.
    Doe’s case is one of the featured cold cases that the Daily Guide has been working with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) to revisit in an attempt to assist the department in generating leads, finding justice for victims, and peace for families. Anyone with any information on a cold case is encouraged to call the tip line at 573-774-7948. One of the oldest, violent, and perplexing cold cases is that of Jane Doe.

    Doe died a violent death in 1981, near Dixon, where she was beaten and strangled with a pair of pantyhose. Detective Doug Renno, the lead detective on the case, said, in a previous interview, that she was the victim of an “obvious assault” with blows to her face and head. According to Renno, the autopsy showed mild trauma to the vaginal walls, as well.

    Doe’s body was exhumed in May of 2015 in an attempt to see if DNA and other tests could be run to help identify her.
    Both mitochondrial DNA and STR-DNA (Short Term Repeats) were retrieved from Jane Doe’s remains by the University of North Texas Forensic Sciences Department earlier this year.
    The DNA profile has been added to databases such as CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) and the FBI national data base , allowing the capability to confirm or eliminate matches.
    The new test that will be run on Doe’s remains is an Isotope DNA analysis.

    The Simon Frasier University (SFU) Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, in it’s virtual museum section of forensics, explains that stable isotopes are present in all organisms’ tissues.
    “Different tissues are replaced at different rates, but at death, the tissues stop integrating isotopes because they stop growing altogether. At this point, the unstable isotopes begin to decay while the stable isotopes remain at the level they were when the individual died. Using the relative amount of one isotope compared to another in an organism's tissues, scientists can determine important features about that organism's life.
    “For example, archaeologists can use isotopes to calculate how long ago an organism lived, study the dietary habits of an individual or group, or determine where a person grew up or where they lived in the last 20-25 years of their life.

    Forensic investigators can also use this information to learn more about an individual's life history, or to narrow down a list of missing persons as a potential match for unidentified remains,” according to SFU’s website.
    Long told the Daily Guide, in an interview Monday morning, that the department is hoping the test will narrow down where Doe is from. The test should be able, according to Long, narrow down, at the very least a region and possibly even a state.

    Long said knowing where she was from will help detectives make connections, eliminate cases that don’t match, and hopefully give the department a way to give Doe her name back.
    The isotope test is not an inexpensive test, according to Long, but thanks to a grant from the agency performing the test, it isn’t costing Pulaski County anything.

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    Awesome they are doing the isotope analysis testing, I can name 2 cases just in the past year, one Jane Doe case solved and one that generated new leads and new analysis, because of this testing. Good for them!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starless View Post

    Here, go nuts. Closest thing I found, only matching in age range was Mary Weekly. Who knows what she looked like.

    Mary Weekly. Red/auburn hair. Jane Doe looks much more Indian to me.

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