CO CASTLE ROCK JANE DOE: WF, 13-25, found in the Pike San Isabel National Forest in Castle Rock, CO - 15 Jun 1993 *REBECCA REDECKER*

Romulus

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154UFCO - Unidentified Female
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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 by blunt force trauma

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 13 - 25 years old
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 5'6 to 5'8"
Weight: 140 to 160 lbs.
Hair Color: Shoulder length light brown/blond, possibly dyed
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Stocky build with large breasts and large hips. Approximate shoe size 6 or 7. Fingernails that were either cut or chewed very short. Both earlobes pierced. She had a well-healed horizontal surgical scar on her upper left abdomen, the result of her spleen having been surgically removed during her lifetime.

Identifiers
Dentals: Available. Her teeth were in excellent condition. She had no dental work or cavities. Two wisdom teeth were removed, two impacted.
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Black short-sleeved Harley-Davidson T-shirt.
Jewelry: A gold pinkie ring (not a full circle ring) worn on her left hand. A gold necklace with a black stone pendant cut like a long crystal. A gold necklace with a pendant consisting of wizards hands holding a spherical brown tiger eye. A stud earring with a clear glass stone worn in her left ear.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery
A hiker discovered the victim's partially clad body in a makeshift campsite at the Rainbow Falls Campground in the Pike San Isabel National Forest, between Woodland Park and Deckers off Highway 67. Investigators believe she may have been dumped at the location.

She was found within days of a nearby convention of the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club that met June 12-13, at the Horse Creek campground south of Deckers. Investigators have not been able to determine if the victim had any association to that group.

At the time of the initial investigation in 1993, investigators believed the victim to be between 15-19 years old. Since the discovery of her body, several forensic examinations have been conducted and additionally, a series of anthropological reconstructions of the victim's skull have been conducted in an effort to determine her appearance, age, and identity. After the most recent forensic examination of her skull, investigators now believe the victim to be 13 to 20 years old.

No trace of illegal drugs were found in her body, nor evidence of sexual assault by intercourse, however they have not ruled out the possibility of non-intercourse sexual assault/contact. Investigators found characteristics that indicated she might have been very well cared for prior to her death. She was healthy with no sign of disease. A national comparison of her fingerprints have not aided in identification. She may be a runaway from Louisiana.

In 2012, her remains were exhumed in order to obtain further DNA analysis. She is buried at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Isotope analysis indicated the victim may have been from one of several Canadian Provinces or Alaska.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Douglas County Coroner's Office
Agency Phone Number: 303-814-7198
Agency Case Number: 93-068

Agency Name: Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Agency Phone Number: 303-660-7588 or 7500
Agency Case Number: 9304194

NCIC Case Number: U070022072
NCMEC Case Number: 1106923
NamUs Case Number: 2703

Information Source(s)
NamUs
NCMEC
FBI
Colorado Bureau of Investigation
9 News
Colorado Coroner's Association
Douglas County Sheriff's Office


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Akoya

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Castle Rock Jane Doe




A hiker discovered the victim's partially clad body in a makeshift campsite at the Rainbow Falls Campground in the Pike San Isabel National Forest, between Woodland Park and Deckers off Highway 67. Investigators believe she may have been dumped at the location.

She was found within days of a nearby convention of the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club that met June 12-13, at the Horse Creek campground south of Deckers. Investigators have not been able to determine if the victim had any association to that group.

At the time of the initial investigation in 1993, investigators believed the victim to be between 15-19 years old. Since the discovery of her body, several forensic examinations have been conducted and additionally, a series of anthropological reconstructions of the victim's skull have been conducted in an effort to determine her appearance, age, and identity. After the most recent forensic examination of her skull, investigators now believe the victim to be 13 to 20 years old.

No trace of illegal drugs were found in her body, nor evidence of sexual assault by intercourse, however they have not ruled out the possibility of non-intercourse sexual assault/contact. Investigators found characteristics that indicated she might have been very well cared for prior to her death. She was healthy with no sign of disease. A national comparison of her fingerprints have not aided in identification. She may be a runaway from Louisiana.

In 2012, her remains were exhumed in order to obtain further DNA analysis. She is buried at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock, Colorado.
 

Akoya

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The clay depiction of Jane Doe created several years ago (credit: CBS). CASTLE ROCK ...

 

Akoya

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A hiker discovered the victim's partially clad body in a makeshift campsite at the Rainbow Falls Campground in the Pike San Isabel National Forest, between Woodland Park and Deckers off Highway 67. Investigators believe she may have been dumped at the location.



Pike National Forest

The Pike National Forest is located in the Front Range of Colorado, United States, west of Colorado Springs and including Pikes Peak and the famous Garden of the Gods.
 

Akoya

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https://www.documentingreality.com/...ampground-doe-douglas-county-colorado-160833/

1993 Rainbow Campground Doe, Douglas County Colorado
Unidentified White Female




Discovered on June 15, 1993 in Douglas County, Colorado.
Authorities believe that she died after being hit in the head.
She was estimated to have been deceased since June 12 or 13, 1993.

Vital Statistics

Estimated age: 13 - 20 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8" (170 cm); 140-160 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Shoulder-length, light brown / blonde hair, could have been dyed to achieve the lighter color. Unknown eye color. Stocky build with large breasts and large hips. Approximate shoe size 6 or 7. Fingernails that were either cut or chewed very short.
Dentals: Dental charts available. She had no dental work or cavities.
Clothing: She was wearing a black short-sleeve Harley-Davidson T-shirt.
Jewelry: A gold pinkie ring (not a full circle ring) on her left hand. A gold necklace with a black stone pendant cut like a long crystal, a gold necklace with a pendant consisting of wizards hands holding a spherical brown tiger eye, and a stud earring with a clear glass stone in her left ear.
Other: She may be a runaway from Louisiana.
Fingerprints: Available

Case History


The partially clad and decomposing body of a young girl was discovered in southwest Douglas County in the Pike San Isabel National Forest, between Woodland Park and Deckers off Highway 67, in a makeshift campsite by a hiker at the Rainbow Falls Campground. Investigators believe the victim may have been dumped in the spot where her body was found. The victim's body was found within days of a nearby convention of the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club that met June 12 -13, at the Horse Creek campground south of Deckers. Investigators said they have not been able to determine if the victim had any association to that group.
Investigators believe the victim may have been dumped in the spot where her body was found. She was found half ****, wearing only a black short sleeve Harley Davidson t-shirt and some unique jewelry.

At the time of the initial investigation in 1993, investigators believed the victim to be between 15-19 years old. Since the discovery of her body, several forensic examinations have been conducted and additionally, a series of anthropological reconstructions of the victim's skull have been conducted in an effort to determine her appearance, age, and identity. After the most recent forensic examination of her skull, investigators now believe the victim to be 13 to 20 years old.

No trace of illegal drugs were found in her body, and investigators found no evidence of sexual assault by intercourse, however they have not ruled out the possibility of non-intercourse sexual assault/contact.

Investigators found characteristics that indicated she might have been very well cared for prior to her death. For instance, she was healthy with no sign of disease, she had very healthy teeth with no fillings, and her wisdom teeth were removed.

A national comparison of her fingerprints have not aided in identification.

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Updates from Douglas Co. Coroner's Office:

June 15, 1993, a teenage girl was discovered in southwest Douglas County near the Rainbow Falls Campground.
She was found wearing only a black Harley-Davidson T-shirt and a few pieces of jewelry. She appears to be between 16 and 19 years old and weighed approximately 140 pounds.

Authorities believe that she died after being struck on the head and that she may have been a runaway.

In 2003 a facial reconstruction of her skull was completed. The following photographs depict the reconstruction and include photos of the tee shirt and jewelry she was found wearing.

If you have any information about this crime or think you may recognize this person, please call the Douglas County Coroner’s Office at 303.814.7150.
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Update on the Quest by the Douglas County Coroner’s Office to Identify Jane Doe

Jane Doe is the only individual who died in Douglas County and remains unidentified, according to available records. The Douglas County Coroner’s Office is committed to identifying her, and has undertaken steps to finally reunite her with her family.

Her remains were exhumed from her grave in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock, Colorado on October 12, 2012. Bone samples have been sent to the University of North Texas in order to obtain more complete DNA analysis.

Step 2 involved sending Jane Doe’s skull to Samantha Steinberg, a phenomenal forensic artist at the Miami-Dade Police Department. Samantha has developed these forensic drawings of what Jane Doe looked like in 1993. Do you recognize her?

The Douglas County Coroner’s Office will continue on its quest to identify Jane Doe – if you recognize this drawing or have any information that would help identify Jane Doe, please contact the Douglas County Coroner’s Office at 303-814-7150 or at coroner@douglas.co.us

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – There’s a new clue that Douglas County authorities hope will help them identify a woman murdered 20 years ago.

She’s been known as “Jane Doe,” but with a new investigative tool, authorities are hoping they can put a real name on the murder victim.

Last October, Douglas County authorities exhumed Jane Doe’s body hoping to solve the 20-year old mystery.

“It’s not just a body, it’s a person, so we want to find out and reunite her with her family,” said Lora Thomas, Douglas County Coroner.

The woman was found dead at a Douglas County campground in 1993, thought to have been murdered. But she had no identification and was never identified, buried as an unknown.


The clay depiction of Jane Doe created several years ago (credit: CBS)
Years ago investigators came up with a clay depiction of what the young woman might have looked like, but now a Miami-based forensic artist has produced a new composite drawing of Jane Doe. It’s much more detailed and much different than the earlier representation.



The new composite drawing of Jane Doe (credit: Douglas County Coroner)
“Everybody watches shows like CSI and NCIS because people love the mystery, they love the solution,” Thomas said. “We have a mystery but we haven’t been able to solve it. This is all about solving this mystery.”

To solve the mystery, after the exhumation, they sent the woman’s skull to the Miami artist. She then plotted key points to create the composite of the unidentified teenage girl, who might have been a runaway.

DNA from the body is also being examined as a possible lead.

Ultimately, investigators say their Jane Doe is someone’s daughter or sister and has a family somewhere wondering what happened.

“I have a brand new little granddaughter and I’m so enthralled with her that I just can’t imagine what it would be like if something happened to her and we didn’t know,” Thomas said.

Thomas says if anyone recognizes the picture to either call the coroner’s office or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

– Written by Brian Maass for CBSDenver.com
 

Akoya

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A hiker discovered the victim's partially clad body in a makeshift campsite at the Rainbow Falls Campground in the Pike San Isabel National Forest, between Woodland Park and Deckers off Highway 67. Investigators believe she may have been dumped at the location.



CO-67, Colorado
 

Akoya

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She was found within days of a nearby convention of the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club that met June 12-13, at the Horse Creek campground south of Deckers. Investigators have not been able to determine if the victim had any association to that group.

Vietnam Vets MC
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Akoya

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25 Years With No Name

On June 15, 1993 in the Pike San Isabel National Forest in Douglas County, CO, a sightseer was wandering around while taking some photographs of the scenery. The sightseer came upon a makeshift campsite at the Rainbow Falls campground located between Woodland Park, CO and Deckers, CO right off Highway 67. As the individual drew closer to the campsite, they made a gruesome discovery…a decomposed body.

Upon further investigation by the medical examiner, it was determined that the white female victim had most likely been deceased for about 3 days prior to discovery. She was approximately 13-20 years old with shoulder length light brown or blonde hair that was possibly dyed. She was between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed about 140 pounds. While the color of her eyes could not be determined, the medical examiner noted a surgical scar that indicated that the victim had previously undergone a splenectomy at some point during her lifetime. The victim had pierced ears and her teeth were in excellent condition with no fillings. Lastly, the medical examiner determined that the manner of death was homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head.

The victim was found wearing several pieces of jewelry (pictured below), but the clothing that she had on gave investigators their first and most promising lead.

The unidentified female was wearing a black short-sleeve “Harley Davidson” t-shirt with a picture of a motorcycle (pictured below). This was a significant piece of evidence because just days earlier between June 12th and 13th there was a convention of the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club. The convention was held at the Horse Creek campground, located just south of Deckers, CO. After running down the lead, investigators were not able to determine if the victim was associated with the out of town motorcycle club.



“Right now we are just hoping to work on an identification,” explains Detective Cirbo with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit. “Without knowing who she is we cannot do any backstory investigation on her to find out why she had been in that area or who she may have been with.”

Several years ago, investigators created a clay depiction (below left) of what the unidentified female may have looked like. Then in October 2012 the body was exhumed for further DNA collection and was used to create a new composite (below right) of what the victim may have looked like.





June 2018 marks 25 years since this young woman’s body was discovered.

25 years since she lost her identity, her name, her life.

25 years searching for answers.

Can you help solve this 25-yearlong mystery?

If you have any information about Jane Doe1993 , please contact NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (Colorado) at 1-303-660-7500 or the Douglas County Coroner’s Office (Colorado) at 1-303-814-7150.

 

The Coffeenator

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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.



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GrandmaBear

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Isn't Colorado Springs just a few minutes away? And she was reported missing?? What the H... happened back in 1993 for LE NOT to make the connection then?
It isn't far from Woodland Park to Colorado Springs I know that, not sure about the actual campground. If I had to guess maybe 1/2 an hour? If I get a chance I will look into it. Close enough though anyhow.

I have followed a lot of cases in that area both recent and old... I even recognize the names of the people in the department just from other cases I think... I know Woodland Park is Teller County and the Springs is El Paso County but still if you had a daughter, wife, etc. missing?? Wouldn't you and LE watch for the finding of bodies in the state even? And for sure that close.

It should be interesting to see what the facts are, did she have a home address and was she reported missing? Clearly they have actual pictures of her from someone now and managed to make a match so they have some relative I am guessing...?
 

The Coffeenator

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Yes, I do understand that we do not have all the information presented atm, but I still can't wrap my head around the fact that Becky was reported missing, and then about the same time a Jane Doe appeared a few minutes away, just straight across the county line, that no one put those two incidents together, thinking they _might_ be connected somehow?? Sorry for the rant, but this frustrates me to no end. I mean homeless or not, a missing persons' report had been taken by LE, the connection should've been made regardless.
 

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