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St. James Parish Jane Doe is a teenage girl who was found murdered in Gramercy, Louisiana on February 10, 1994.

Case

The victim was found partially burned near Airline Highway in Gramercy, Louisiana.

Between 1991 to 1995, twenty-eight people, twenty-three women, four transgender women, and one individual of unknown gender, were found strangled or suffocated in the New Orleans area. Many of the victims were sex workers and/or drug addicts. The killings are sometimes referred to as the Storyville Slayings.

During the investigation, there were at least two suspects. One was Victor Gant, a former New Orleans police officer who had connections with victims Sharon Robinson and Karen Ivester with Gant having a history of domestic abuse against Robinson. The second suspect was a drug dealer and addict named Russel Elwood, who was charged with two of the murders, that of Cheryl Lewis and Dolores Mack. Elwood was convicted of Lewis' murder and the charge for Mack's murder was dropped. Reportedly, he has also been named a suspect in the murder of this victim and of Lola Porter, who disappeared in 1992 and was found murdered on April 8, 1996.

However, as of 2021, only Lewis' murder has been solved, with six of the victims, including this one, still unidentified.

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