December 19, 2015

Boston Police Seek Clues In Disappearance of Teen Girl Found In Baltimore in 1976

[From article]
The body of the young woman known as Woodlawn Jane was found 1,500 miles away from Forbes Street in Jamaica Plain, but for two Boston detectives, the search for her identity and her killer -- or killers -- is now personal.
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It's the same street that a tipster told police was where Woodlawn Jane Doe lived, a tip that has reinvigorated the search for the killer or killers who dumped the young woman's body in Woodlawn Cemetery outside the city of Baltimore in 1976.
Her body bore evidence of being drugged and tortured.
The tip followed Karen Anderson's 5 Investigates story about the murder.
The tipster believed she had moved from Puerto Rico to Jamaica Plain, went to Blessed Sacrament Catholic School and grew up with five siblings on Forbes Street.
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Investigators already had clues that placed the girl in the Boston area. A grass seed bag pulled over her head was sold in only five stores, all in Massachusetts. A piece of the bag was ripped off and stuffed down her throat.
She was carrying two keys that were likely manufactured in Massachusetts, including one marked "Fitchburg."
And recent high-tech tests of pollen on her clothing found it was rare and could only come from a site in New York or the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain.
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But despite their efforts so far, police haven't been able to determine her real name. If alive today she would have been between 55 and 65 years old. Massachusetts State Police are joining Boston police and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children in assisting Baltimore County Police with the case.

Karen Anderson, Kevin Rothstein
Boston police join hunt for Woodlawn Jane Doe's ID, killer
Victim showed evidence of being drugged, tortured
UPDATED 11:44 PM EST Dec 18, 2015

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