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80-00656A1 - Delano Jane Doe Reconstruction
Sex Female
Race First Nations
Location McFarland, California
Found July 14, 1980
Unidentified for 39 years
Postmortem interval Hours
Body condition Recognizable face
Age approximation 25 - 40
Height approximation 5'4
Weight approximation 115 pounds
Cause of death Stabbing
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Kern County Jane Doe, who possibly used the name "Rebecca/Becky Ochoa" was a woman found stabbed to death in Delano, California. In 2015, DNA evidence linked her to Ventura County Jane Doe (1980), not to each other, but rather to their killer.

Case

The woman may have been employed at an apple orchard. She may have gone by "Rebecca" or "Becky" or possibly used the last name "Ochoa." She had been sexually assaulted and stabbed. The tattoos suggested she may have been involved in a motorcycle club. The woman may have been picked up from Ruby's, a now-defunct bar in Lemoore, California.

In 2015, she was linked to a potential suspect and the Ventura County Jane Doe by DNA evidence. Wilson Chouest was convicted of the murders in May 2018. 

In 2018, they were both DNA Doe Project cases.

Recent developments

In February 2020, it was revealed by the DNA Doe Project that the woman was of First Nations ancestry and had ties to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba as well as Montana. One of her ancestors was a member of the Cree nation.

Characteristics

  • Brown eyes.
  • Brown hair.
  • Her upper teeth were missing.
  • A scar on her abdomen.
  • A scar on her buttock.
  • Surgical screws/plates and a metal rod in her left leg. There was no serial number and the model may have been created during the 1960s but could have been installed at a different time.
  • Two tattoos:
    • Both tattoos were in color and professionally "inked"
    • One read "Love You" with the name "Shirley" in a heart and the word "Seattle" underneath.
    • The other tattoo read "Mother" with a rose beneath it and "I Love You" at the bottom.
  • She had also likely given birth at least once.

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