New lead in a 35-year-old cold case

Composite image of Jane Doe

By Niza Viñas

It’s been 35 years since the body of a young female was found near a road in Troy, Ohio. New testing on the pollen of the woman’s clothing indicates that she may have been from somewhere in the Northeast.

Jane Doe’s body was found in April of 1981. The results of the recent pollen analysis suggest that the female may have originated from Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey.

Additionally, smaller amounts of pollen from a desert region commonly found out west or in northern Mexico were found on her outer clothing. This implies that the female traveled out west for a short period before her death.

Anyone with information that could help identify this person is asked to contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

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