They found her in a Mission Township field in 1991. She was in her 30s or 40s but had no identification. The fingerprints came back negative. La Salle County dubbed her “Jane Doe” and arranged for burial.
The case has nagged the coroner’s and sheriff’s offices ever since.
Last year, coroner Bill Wujek dialed crime labs in Washington. Science, he knew, had changed much since they found the woman before Clinton was president. Maybe there was a lab that could churn out some new information — something to help show where this woman had come from.
“I knew there had to be advances since 1991,” Wujek said. “At that time, DNA testing was not even available.”
There was indeed a lab both interested and willing to try some new DNA testing — and nothing you’ve seen on TV.
Sure, traditional DNA testing had been tried before in the Jane Doe case. La Salle County authorities
MUSKEGON, MICH. – They’re soon to be together again.
Thanks to a concerned citizen, and the power of social media, a family photo album filled with baby pictures, is heading back to the baby – who now happens to be 35-years old, and lives 3,000 miles from where the album was found.
“My mother called me and said, ‘hey, you were on the news back in Michigan,'” said Jennifer Rose, via Skype, from her home in San Luis Obispo, California. “A friend
The Boone County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Columbia man Thursday on suspicion of uploading pornographic images of boys to photo sharing service Tumblr.
The department’s Cyber Crimes Task Force received a tip on July 24 from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone in Boone County had uploaded the images showing boys’ genitals, the task force said in a news release. An investigator tried to locate the suspect, Dakota Smith, on Tuesday but Smith was not home, the release said. Smith went to the sheriff’s department the next day and investigators seized his cellphone, finding evidence that he had possessed child pornography, the release said.
Smith was arrested on suspicion of one count of possession of child pornography and posted a $4,500 bond Thursday. It was not clear if he had a lawyer, and information about the case was not available
WILLINGBORO — More than two decades have lapsed since 12-year-old Celina Janette Mays walked out of her Willingboro home just after midnight on Dec. 15, 1996.
Celina was 9-months pregnant at the time and the last words she spoke to her cousin were apparently “thanks for everything” before she disappeared into the night.
Despite the passage of time, local police have not abandoned hope that she will eventually be found. Earlier this month investigators posted a new age-progressed photo on its Facebook page showing what the missing girl might look like today as a 33-year-old woman in hopes that it could produce new leads or sightings.
The updated image was created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which teams with local police to try to assist with missing children cases.
Typically, the center uses age-progression software to update photos of missing children every two years until they turn 18. Afterwards, the
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is releasing a new age progression photo of Ashley Summers, who went missing more than 10 years ago.
Summers, then 14, was last seen in the area of West 96th Street and Madison Avenue on July 9, 2007. She would now be 24.
She is described as 5’5″ tall, and she was around 130 pounds when she was last seen.
She has brown hair and blue eyes, and has a tattoo of the name Gene, along with a heart, on her right arm.
Anyone with information about Ashley is asked to contact the National Center for Missing Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST), the Cleveland Police Department at 216-623-5005 or your local FBI.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Leesburg Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration were on display at the sixth annual Child Safety Day on Saturday in Village at Leesburg.
The event featured the equipment first responders use in their work, including an ambulance, fire engine, a mobile command post, a K-9 unit, and a dive truck and boat, among other vehicle. It also featured displays from Office of the Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney, Loudoun County Child Advocacy Center, Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, Loudoun Child Protective Services, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, FBI, DMV2Go, Inova Pediatrics and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The day also included the announcement of this year’s 4th annual Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Leadership Award to Arianna Wright, founder of Saving Loudoun’s Littles and her advisor and mother, Sharon Wright.