Manhattan Jane Doe
Sex Female
Race White
Location Manhattan, New York
Found December 2, 1979
Unidentified for 40 years
Postmortem interval Hours
Body condition Burned
Age approximation 16-22
Height approximation 5'1" - 5'4"
Weight approximation 100 - 110 pounds
Cause of death Homicide

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Manhattan Jane Doe is an unidentified victim of serial killer Richard Cottingham AKA The Torso Killer.

Case

The victim was discovered in Room #417 of the Travel Inn Motor Hotel by firefighters responding to a fire alarm. Another victim was discovered on the scene and later identified as Deedeh Goodarzi, a Kuwaiti immigrant who worked as a prostitute.

The killer had removed their heads and hands and attempted to burn the remains. The missing body parts were never recovered.

Clothing and accessories

  • Black full-length coat.
  • A pair of “bonjour” jeans (Size 7/8).
  • A pair of black patent leather boots (Size 8).
  • Burgundy colored mohair sweater (Size 38).

Sources

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