MS LINCOLN COUNTY JANE DOE: WF, 16-35, found at rest area on I-55 in Lincoln County, MS - 17 Sep 1989 - Possibly from New Orleans

845UFMS - Unidentified Female​

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Reconstructions of the victim; victim's headstone.

Date of Discovery: September 17, 1989
Location of Discovery: Lincoln County, Mississippi
Estimated Date of Death: Days prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation


Physical Description

Estimated Age: 16-35 years old
Race: White, mixed with either Asian or Native American.
Sex: Female
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 135 to 145 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Freckles. Mole on neck. Pierced ear - unknown which. Scar on forehead about 1.0 cm in length.


Identifiers

Dentals: Available; jaw restricted paronex shoevel shaped incisor ortho.
Fingerprints: Available. RT: PM 14 18 14 17; LT: PI 63 13 16 11.
DNA:Unknown


Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: White athletic socks, rolled down, with three blue stripes.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown


Circumstances of Discovery

The victim's nude body was found in the bushes at the rest area on Interstate 55 South in Lincoln County near mile marker 26, which is one mile north of the Dixie Springs exit. Those charged with her murder state that she was a prostitute and was picked up in New Orleans, Louisiana. They intended to rob her, but killed her and dumped her body in the area where she was found. They did not know her name. She was buried on December 14, 1989 in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 601-987-1212
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: B0096789C

Agency Name: Mississippi State Medical Examiner
Agency Contact Person: Mark LeVaughn
Agency Phone Number: 601-420-9140
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

Agency Name: Harrison County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Kristi Johnson
Agency Phone Number: 228-896-3000
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: U382447056
NamUs Case Number: 4769
Former Hot Case Number: 1600


Information Source(s)

NamUs
Mississippi Missing & Unidentified Persons


 
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Mel70

I miss you Oreo.
There's no info on the men who killed her?. They were going to rob her but they killed her instead?. I'm guessing rape since she was found nude. But there is alot of info missing here.
 

KareBear

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Gandhi

Years later, Jane Doe still not identified​

Published 5:00 am Friday, September 19, 2003
By Nanette Laster

"When I walked into the newsroom on that Monday morning, the staff was already at work on what would have been a big story for any small town. The body of a young woman had been found the day before by passersby at a roadside park on Interstate 55 south of Brookhaven. She was nude, except for a pair of white athletic socks, and had been strangled to death. Her age was estimated to be between 17 and 20.

The Lincoln County Jane Doe case was solved, with the exception of her identification.

A year after her body was found, law officers arrested Alfred Ray Case, then 26, of Brookhaven. He was eventually convicted of manslaughter. Case, now being held at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, will not be eligible for release before July 31, 2030.

Case told me in a 1998 prison interview that Jane Doe’s name was Jennie Miti. She was a prostitute he picked up in the French Quarter of New Orleans because she looked like his first wife. They traveled to a motel in McComb where he strangled her because he could not pay her $200 fee. He said he took $400 from her purse, where he saw the name on a Louisiana driver’s license, before dumping her body in Lincoln County.

Still, there was no way for law officers to identify the woman."

 

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