Lycoming County Jane DoeThis case currently has a major lead being processed by investigators
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Sex Female
Race White
Location Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Found May 11, 2019
Unidentified for 1 years
Postmortem interval 6 months
Body condition Traumatic injuries
Age approximation >18
Height approximation 5' - 5'6"
Weight approximation N/A
Cause of death Undetermined(S)

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Lycoming County Jane Doe was a woman whose severed legs were found along the Susquehanna River in 2019.

Case

On May 11, 2019, two human legs were found by a fisherman along the north shore of the Susquehanna River near the Hepburn Street Pump Station in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. They were cleanly cut at the knee joints, possibly with a thin bladed handsaw.

In September 2019, police announced that the remains may have belonged to Brenda Lee Jacobs, a woman from Montoursville, Pennsylvania who disappeared in 2003. This came after Jacobs' boyfriend, Jade Babcock, confessed to her murder and dismemberment, where he stated that he cut off her legs in order to fit her body in a wooden box.

In August 2020, it was announced remains found in a storage unit in Philadelphia the previous September were most likely Jacobs' after comparing the DNA from a fingernail found at the scene to that of Jacobs' sister and father. A month later, the remains were confirmed to belong to Jacobs. Despite this, there is still no definitive link to Jacobs and the two legs, as well as no suitable DNA samples for comparison.

Characteristics

  • The victim had pink-colored toenails
  • The victim was possibly Caucasian
  • The victim was at least 18 years old, possibly older

Clothing and accessories

  • White socks labeled "Polo Jeans" with "R.L" above an American flag, possibly from Ralph Lauren.

Sources

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