Rainbow Falls Jane Doe from 1993 has been identified as Rebecca 'Becky' Redecker.
A body found in the forest nearly 30 years ago has finally been identified as Rebecca “Becky” Redecker, a 20-year-old woman who spent most of her life in Colorado Springs. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating her death and wants to speak to anyone who knew her.
On June 15, 1993, deputies were called to an area between Woodland Park and Deckers in the Pike San Isabel National Forest on a report of a body at a makeshift campsite. Unable to identify the remains, she was buried as Jane Doe at a cemetery in Castle Rock.
“Over the years the case had been looked at several times to see if any new investigative tools may assist in identifying the remains,” the sheriff’s office stated. Back in 2012, investigators unearthed her grave and exhumed her remains to extract DNA. It was entered into a national database, but there were no results. In July 2020, the cold case detective received information that finally lead to her identification.
Undersheriff Holly Nichols was originally assigned to the case in 1993.
“As a new detective in 1993 I had no idea that this case would haunt me for 27 years,” Nichols said during a news conference Thursday. “I’m just so thankful that this part has been solved, that over all of this time there’s now a family that we know this girl belong to, and she is someone she’s no longer are Jane Doe. So thank God for that.”
“Although we now have an identity, we are still actively working a death investigation case,” officials stated. “We are still attempting to gather information from anyone who may have known her.”
Becky went to high school in Manitou Springs from 1985 to 1988 and attended Coronado High School in Colorado Springs in 1989. Detectives want to talk to anyone who knew her and who she may have been spending time with in the summer of 1993.
“I cannot stress enough that if you knew anyone, or you knew Becky, or you had anything connected in Becky’s life, please call our office, and help us identify the suspect, or suspects that were responsible for her death, and leaving her body, in the National Forest, without a name for all these years,” Sheriff Tony Spurlock said Thursday.
The cause of death remains undetermined.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of her killer.
Detectives want to talk to anyone who knew Becky and who she may have been spending time with in the summer of 1993.
154UFCO - Unidentified Female Artistic renderings of the victim; victim's T-shirt and jewelry Date of Discovery: June 15, 1993 Location of Discovery: Castle Rock, Douglas County, Colorado Estimated Date of Death: 2-3 Days prior State of Remains: Decomposed Cause of Death: Homicide...