Morgan County Jane Doe was a woman found murdered in West Virginia in 1950.

Case

On May 10, 1950, a mushroom picker in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, discovered the nude body of a woman. 42 feet down an embankment on the old US Rt. 522, near Hancock Bridge about 3/10 of a mile from the Maryland / West Virginia state line in Morgan County.

Tips and leads took investigators to Columbus, Ohio, however, no identification could be made for either the Doe or her killer.

Initially, Maryland State Police handled the case, however, it was later turned over to the West Virginia State Police Detachment for reasons unknown.

In 2007, the decedent's body was exhumed to collect DNA. She was later reburied in the Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.

Exclusions

  • Bertha Smith from Texas Lead processed, turned up negative
  • Lora Skaggs from West Virginia Lead processed, turned up negative
  • Edna Kaminski from New York Lead processed, turned up negative
  • Thelma Cobb from Indiana Lead processed, turned up negative
  • Mabel Chambers from Delaware Lead processed, turned up negative

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