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{{UID Infobox|title1 = Jenkins County Jane Doe {{featured case}}|image1 = File:JenkinsGA.png|race = {{Asian}}<br/>{{White}}<br/>
{{UID|name = Jenkins County Jane Doe|image = [[File:JenkinsGA.png|200px]]|race = {{Asian}}/{{White}}|sex = {{F}}|found = February 14, 1988|location = Millen, Georgia|postmortem interval = 4-7 days|age approximation = 16-25|height approximation = 5'4-5'6|weight approximation = 135-145 pounds|cause of death = {{Asph H}}|body condition = {{dec}}|span = {{age|1988|2|14}}}}'''Jenkins County Jane Doe''' was a teenager or young adult found murdered on February 14, 1988. She had been asphyxiated.
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(Possibly {{Hisp}} or<br>{{Native}})|sex = {{F}}|discovered = February 14, 1988|location = Millen, Georgia|pmi = 4-7 days|age = 16-25|height = 5'4 - 5'6|weight = 135 - 145 pounds|cod = {{Asph H}}|body_condition = |span = {{age|1988|2|14}}|caption1=|condition={{dec}}}}'''Jenkins County Jane Doe''' was a teenager or young adult found murdered on February 14, 1988. She is thought to have been asphyxiated. A man, now deceased, allegedly confessed to her murder but was never charged.
   
 
== Case ==
 
== Case ==
   
Three people discovered her body in a dumpster upon noticing a foul odor coming from there. There had been reports prior to February 14 about an odor coming from the dumpster, but the source of the smell was not investigated.
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A man searching for cans initially discovered the victim's body while his companion waited in his vehicle. They later brought a friend to the scene and alerted police. At least one other person had noticed a foul odor coming from the dumpster but did not investigate.
   
The victim was placed inside of a duffel bag after being wrapped in plastic. It is unknown if she was placed in the plastic before or after her death. Bedding items and other home goods were found with the body. The nature of the items suggests that they personally belonged to the victim, and some law enforcement investigators believe they probably came from her own bedroom. These included the following:
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The victim had been placed inside a duffel-style suitcase after being wrapped in bedding material and tape. Her feet had been bound. It has been suggested that the bedding could have originated from her residence or a place of employment.
* A pale green pillow with a floral design
 
* Maroon bedspread with similar pattern to the pillow
 
* A towel with a butterfly design
 
   
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The condition of her body greatly impacted the accuracy of the original reconstruction. GBI officials stated that the rendering may have been inaccurate. Despite this, they received tips of women who bore a resemblance, also noting similarities with the bedding material. One investigator considered the possibility the bedding originated from Korea.
No clothing has been reported to have been found with the victim. A rape kit produced negative results, but other forms of unconventional sexual assault have not explicitly been ruled out.
 
   
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The cause of death could not be determined, although asphyxiation is suspected. Some theorize the pillow found with the remains was used to smother her. However, no blood was found on this item, and no signs of trauma were identified.
Decomposition made it difficult to determine much of her features, and her initial reconstruction is described to have "not depicted her as well as [investigators] would have liked." One of the features in question was her eye color, which was listed as indecipherable by some sources, although the Georgia Bureau of Investigation claims her eyes were brown.
 
   
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[[File:NCMU1113140x1.jpg|thumb|left|Original sketch by Marla Lawson, which police feel is "not as accurate."]]
An autopsy failed to reveal a definitive cause of death, but it is generally believed that she was killed via asphyxiation, possibly by way of being smothered by one of the bedding items found alongside her.
 
   
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Initially, the victim was listed as White or Hispanic. She was possibly a migrant worker who could have arrived in Atlanta or had traveled from Florida for work. She also may have been a victim of human trafficking, being forced to work as an erotic masseuse in establishments frequented by truckers.
Someone apparently confessed to her murder, but this suspect has since died.
 
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In 1991, investigators received a phone call, presumably from Johnny Young, a person of interest in the case since 1988, who confessed to the murder. After he was located in New Jersey, he denied making the phone call. He is now deceased. Young may have been acquainted with a Puerto Rican woman who resembled the initial GBI sketch.
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Despite the fact the remains were cremated, additional information regarding her age and race could be established if bone fragments still exist. Evidence in the case has been sent for additional examination as of 2018.
   
 
== Characteristics==
 
== Characteristics==
   
* It is known that she was of an Asian race, although she could have had white ancestry. An initial autopsy report states that she was possibly Hispanic without mentioning any possibility of her being Caucasian. In the decades since her disappearance, some have posited that she was Native American.
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*It is commonly believed she was of East Asian descent, although she could have had white ancestry.
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**An initial autopsy report states that she was possibly Hispanic without mentioning any possibility of her being Caucasian.
* Some of her front teeth were crooked, but she had taken good care of her teeth. Not long before she died, she had one of her molars removed.
 
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**In the decades since her disappearance, some have posited that she was Native American.
* Her hair was fairly long and was a brownish color.
 
 
* Some of her front teeth were crooked, but she had good dental health.
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**Not long before she died, she had one of her molars removed, although the socket had healed.
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**The alignment of her teeth may be characteristic of Asian and Native American ethnicity.
 
* Her hair was fairly long and was dark brown to black in color.
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*She had recently shaved her legs.
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==Accessories==
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* The remains were unclothed and lacked jewelry.
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* The body was concealed in a tan, wheeled suitcase resembling a duffel bag.
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** Additionally, trash bags were also used.
 
* A pale green pillow with a floral design.
 
* Maroon bedspread with a similar pattern to the pillow.
 
* A towel with a butterfly design.
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*Sheets lacking embroidery.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
   
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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JenkinsCounty88 suitcase2.jpg|Enhanced image of duffel bag
NCMU1113140x1.jpg|GBI sketch
 
NCMU1113140x2.jpg|Duffle bag
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NCMU1113140x2.jpg|Additional enhanced image of duffel bag
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Millen bedding.jpg|Bedding
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Millen bedding1.jpg|Bedding
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Millen towel.jpg|Towel
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Millen dumpster.png|Dumpster containing body
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
== Links ==
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==Exclusions==
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*[https://int-missing.fandom.com/wiki/Krissi_Porco Krissi Porco]
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*[https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/4931 Hiromi Kazuni]
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*[https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/12825 Yvonne Mestas]
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== Sources ==
   
 
*{{NCMEC|1113140|Jenkins County Jane Doe}}
 
*{{NCMEC|1113140|Jenkins County Jane Doe}}
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*{{Doe Network|113ufga.html|Jenkins County Jane Doe}}
 
*{{Doe Network|113ufga.html|Jenkins County Jane Doe}}
 
*[https://gbi.georgia.gov/case/unidentified-remains-330 Georgia Bureau of Investigation]
 
*[https://gbi.georgia.gov/case/unidentified-remains-330 Georgia Bureau of Investigation]
*[https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-fall-line-podcast/e/60381893?autoplay=true The Fall Line Podcast]
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*[https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-fall-line-podcast/e/60381893?autoplay=true ''The Fall Line Podcast'' (Part One)]
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*[https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/exactly-right/the-fall-line-podcast/e/60552298 ''The Fall Line Podcast'' (Part 2)]
[[Category:Body condition unknown]]
 
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*[https://themurdersquad.com/episodes/jenkins-county-jane-doe/ The Murder Squad]
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[[Category:1988 deaths]]
 
[[Category:1988 deaths]]
 
[[Category:1988 discoveries]]
 
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[[Category:DNA unavailable]]
 
[[Category:DNA unavailable]]
 
[[Category:Body lost]]
 
[[Category:Body lost]]
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[[Category:Hispanic]]
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[[Category:Native American]]
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[[Category:Possibly foreign]]
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[[Category:Possible sex workers]]
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[[Category:Possible migrants]]
 
[[Category:Ties to Florida]]
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[[Category:Ties to China]]
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[[Category:Ties to North Korea]]
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[[Category:Ties to South Korea]]
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[[Category:Ties to Puerto Rico]]
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[[Category:Seen alive]]

Latest revision as of 00:24, 10 January 2021

Jenkins County Jane Doe was a teenager or young adult found murdered on February 14, 1988. She is thought to have been asphyxiated. A man, now deceased, allegedly confessed to her murder but was never charged.

Case

A man searching for cans initially discovered the victim's body while his companion waited in his vehicle. They later brought a friend to the scene and alerted police. At least one other person had noticed a foul odor coming from the dumpster but did not investigate.

The victim had been placed inside a duffel-style suitcase after being wrapped in bedding material and tape. Her feet had been bound. It has been suggested that the bedding could have originated from her residence or a place of employment.

The condition of her body greatly impacted the accuracy of the original reconstruction. GBI officials stated that the rendering may have been inaccurate. Despite this, they received tips of women who bore a resemblance, also noting similarities with the bedding material. One investigator considered the possibility the bedding originated from Korea.

The cause of death could not be determined, although asphyxiation is suspected. Some theorize the pillow found with the remains was used to smother her. However, no blood was found on this item, and no signs of trauma were identified.

Original sketch by Marla Lawson, which police feel is "not as accurate."

Initially, the victim was listed as White or Hispanic. She was possibly a migrant worker who could have arrived in Atlanta or had traveled from Florida for work. She also may have been a victim of human trafficking, being forced to work as an erotic masseuse in establishments frequented by truckers.

In 1991, investigators received a phone call, presumably from Johnny Young, a person of interest in the case since 1988, who confessed to the murder. After he was located in New Jersey, he denied making the phone call. He is now deceased. Young may have been acquainted with a Puerto Rican woman who resembled the initial GBI sketch.

Despite the fact the remains were cremated, additional information regarding her age and race could be established if bone fragments still exist. Evidence in the case has been sent for additional examination as of 2018.

Characteristics

  • It is commonly believed she was of East Asian descent, although she could have had white ancestry.
    • An initial autopsy report states that she was possibly Hispanic without mentioning any possibility of her being Caucasian.
    • In the decades since her disappearance, some have posited that she was Native American.
  • Some of her front teeth were crooked, but she had good dental health.
    • Not long before she died, she had one of her molars removed, although the socket had healed.
    • The alignment of her teeth may be characteristic of Asian and Native American ethnicity.
  • Her hair was fairly long and was dark brown to black in color.
  • She had recently shaved her legs.

Accessories

  • The remains were unclothed and lacked jewelry.
  • The body was concealed in a tan, wheeled suitcase resembling a duffel bag.
    • Additionally, trash bags were also used.
  • A pale green pillow with a floral design.
  • Maroon bedspread with a similar pattern to the pillow.
  • A towel with a butterfly design.
  • Sheets lacking embroidery.

Gallery

Exclusions

Sources

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