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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.
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== Case ==
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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[[File:NCMU1113140x1.jpg|thumb|left|Original sketch by Marla Lawson, which police feel is "not as accurate."]]
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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.
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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 commonly believed she was of East Asian descent, although she could have had white ancestry.
 
*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.
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**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.
 
**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.
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* 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.
 
**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.
 
**The alignment of her teeth may be characteristic of Asian and Native American ethnicity.
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==Accessories==
 
==Accessories==
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* The remains were unclothed and lacked jewelry.
 
* The remains were unclothed and lacked jewelry.
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* The body was concealed in a tan, wheeled suitcase resembling a duffel bag.
* A pale green pillow with a floral design
 
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** Additionally, trash bags were also used.
* Maroon bedspread with similar pattern to the pillow
 
* A towel with a butterfly design
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* 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.
 
*Sheets lacking embroidery.
   
== 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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
==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
 
Millen bedding.jpg|Bedding
 
Millen bedding.jpg|Bedding
 
Millen bedding1.jpg|Bedding
 
Millen bedding1.jpg|Bedding
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Theories==
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==Exclusions==
*She may have been a victim of the Happy Face Killer, Christopher Below, Larry DeWayne Hall or Samuel Little. Some have connected the case to the murder of [[Annie Tahan]].
 
**Circumstantial information refutes such speculation.
 
   
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*[https://int-missing.fandom.com/wiki/Krissi_Porco Krissi Porco]
=== Potential identities ===
 
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*[https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/4931 Hiromi Kazuni]
*[[Krissi Porco]] {{ruled out}}
 
*[https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/4931 Hiromi Kazuni] {{ruled out}}
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*[https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/12825 Yvonne Mestas]
   
== Links ==
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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 (Part One]
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*[https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-fall-line-podcast/e/60381893?autoplay=true ''The Fall Line Podcast'' (Part One)]
*[https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/exactly-right/the-fall-line-podcast/e/60552298 Fall Line Podcast (Part 2)]
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*[https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/exactly-right/the-fall-line-podcast/e/60552298 ''The Fall Line Podcast'' (Part 2)]
 
*[https://themurdersquad.com/episodes/jenkins-county-jane-doe/ The Murder Squad]
 
*[https://themurdersquad.com/episodes/jenkins-county-jane-doe/ The Murder Squad]
   
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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]]
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[[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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