PA EDGEMONT TOWNSHIP JANE DOE: WF, 25-45, found in Ridley Creek State Park in Edgemont Township, PA - 1 Jan 2016 - Gold metal rings

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Reconstructions of the decedent (clay rendering by the University of South Florida); decedent's rings and clothing.

Date of Discovery: January 1, 2016
Location of Discovery: Edgemont Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Estimated Date of Death: 1-2 years prior
State of Remains: Skeletal
Cause of Death: Undetermined

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 25-45 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3" to 5'10"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

Identifiers

Dentals: Available. Evidence of unspecified dental work.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Blue winter jacket, blue jeans, size 9 black Totes boots, size 9 pink and gray Sketchers running shoes.
Jewelry: Gold Irish Claddagh ring, gold initial ring bearing the initial “C”, and gold ring with the engraved initials of “C.A. or C.R." on the interior.
Additional Personal Items: Near the body were two backpacks, a box cutter, a blanket and two empty pill bottles.

Circumstances of Discovery

The woman's remains were discovered by hikers in Ridley Creek State Park in Delaware County, Pennsylvania on January 1, 2016.

Chemical isotope analysis indicated she was native to Pennsylvania or a neighboring state.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Pennsylvania State Police
Agency Contact Person: Trooper Andrew Martin
Agency Phone Number: 215-452-5216
Agency E-Mail: amartin(at)ps.gov
Agency Case Number: K02-2106302

Agency Name: Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Mark Gibble
Agency Phone Number: 610-558-7077
Agency Case Number: 16-006

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 14642

Information Source(s)

NamUs
Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers
University of South Florida
The Philly Inquirer

CrimeWatch PA
 

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Toots

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I know there is some debate about what is on the gold signet ring and what is inscribed on the inside of the 'wedding engagement' ring.
I would like to suggest that the police photo of the signet ring is upside down.
I believe it reads "Jo" and the wedding inside inscription is also "JO".
 

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Toots

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The rings were found in a clothing pocket, not on the skeleton or close by...like a ring would potentially fall off a thinner, bone finger. Which suggests that either the victim took them off and put them in her pocket OR the rings aren't the victims and were placed by the perp. I'm suggesting we should be looking for a victim or link to a "Jo".
 
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Kimster

Let's Find Michael Bryson!
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The rings were found in a clothing pocket, not on the skeleton or close by...like a ring would potentially fall off a thinner, bone finger. Which suggests that either the victim took them off and put them in her pocket OR the rings aren't the victims and were placed by the perp. I'm suggesting we should be looking for a victim or link to a "Jo" or "Josephine".
Whoa! I never even looked at it that way! I'm really glad you chimed in! VERY interesting!
 

Toots

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The signet gold ring also looks like it has lost a stone...in the 2 o'clock position, above the "o" in "Jo".
The signet gold ring also has a inscribed, "P 10K". The "P" means Plumb, and is a certified gold quality. Only able to be used by certified jewelers.
This is quality gold.
 

Toots

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The medical examiner says
Estimated Date of Death: 1-2 years prior

I'm familiar with this park. No way that body was in the park undetected for 1 year. Too many dog walkers would have found that decomposing body.
That skeleton was probably moved and placed in the park, sometime around Christmas 2015, and found on January 1, 2016.
 
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FightingCrime247

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According to NamUs the estimated date of death is 4 months before she was found, which would put her death around late August or early September of 2015 if I am figuring that correctly. Also just wondering about signet rings is just one initial common and would it be more likely to be initial of first name or last? Those rings and deciphering the inscriptions are most likely going to be key in solving this one. I just wish we knew for sure what the letters are.
 

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