DE MISS X: WF, 16-25, found in laundry bag on Porter Road near Bear, DE - March 1967

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On March 18, 1967, this unidentified, Caucasian female's body was found off the shoulder of Porter Road, a rural area in Bear, New Castle County, Delaware. This location is just a few miles away from Interstate 95 and US Highway 40.


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ME/C Case Number: 1967-N-0170
New Castle County, Delaware
16 to 25 year old White Female

Demographics
Estimated age Adult - Pre 30
Minimum age 16 years
Maximum age 25 years
Race White
Ethnicity
Sex Female
Weight (pounds) 110, Measured
Height (inches) 62, Measured

Probable year of death 1967 to 1967
Estimated postmortem interval Hours

Case Information
Status Unidentified
Case number 1967-N-0170
Date found March 18, 1967 14:54
Date created May 10, 2010 13:58
Date last modified October 23, 2015 08:09


Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
Agency Delaware Division of Forensic Science
Phone 302-577-3420
Case Manager
Name James Schaeffer-Patton
Phone 302-407-4633

Physical
Hair color Brown
Head hair
Dark brown hair. Hair tied back with a 1/2" X 8" red ribbon.
Left eye color Brown
Right eye color Brown
Eye description

Vaccination scar on front of the left thigh.
No birth marks or surgical scars.
Natural teeth in good dental repair, probably last seen by a dentist about six months to a year prior to death.
Tattoos
Piercings
Lobules of both ears pierced.

Fair complexion. Blood type International group O. See University of MD Pathology report in documents section dated 03-22-1967

Circumstances
Location Found
GPS coordinates 39°35'16.48"N 75°44'7.57"W
Address 1 Porter Road, (AKA County Road 400), .3 miles east of Rte 896
Address 2
City Bear
State Delaware
Zip code
County New Castle
Circumstances
Young woman's body discovered in a laundry bag on Saturday March 18, 1967 near Bear/Glasgow, Delaware. Clad in blue bikini style panties, manufacturers label removed.

Fingerprints
Status: Fingerprint information is available and entered
Dental
Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered
DNA
Guidelines for Collection of DNA

Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

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Akoya

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Delaware officials look to Trenton in attempt to solve 1967 cold case
April 10, 2013

Authorities may be closer than ever to finally closing this cold case thanks to DNA technology — and an unusual clue that leads directly to the Trenton area.
Brown, who reopened the case two and a half years ago, and his office are seeking help from the greater Trenton area, hoping someone can give them a more direct link between the deceased woman
and the laundry that can lead to a name for her. They’re focusing much of their attention on Trenton’s senior citizen population: if she were alive, Jane Doe would be in her mid-60s at least.
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In late 2011, Brown’s search for additional evidence was rewarded, when the box was taken out of an evidence room and he found it had a vial of the woman’s blood inside it.
“Well, I was extremely excited because to me this represented the possibility of developing a DNA profile,” he said.

Though the blood had dried, Brown was able to take cells from it and found success in recovering DNA. By matching the information with genealogy websites, some of which were complete with genetic
profiles put up by people seeking lost relatives, the medical examiner was able to contact relatives in Virginia and North Carolina on the mother’s side of Jane Doe’s family.

“They don’t know how they’re related, but they’re related biologically,” Brown said.
So far, the family members have been no help in securing an ID.







 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_X_(decedent)

Miss X is an unidentified deceased woman whose body was found March 18, 1967, near the towns of Bear, Wilmington, and Glasgow, Delaware. Originally, investigators thought she died during (or as the result of) an illegal abortion. A more detailed examination, however, had determined that she and her unborn child died of septicemia.

Miss X's body was found on the side of Porter Road on March 18, 1967.[2] The only item of clothing she wore was a pair of blue bikini-like underwear. The manufacturer's label had been removed. A red ribbon tied her hair back from her face.[2] The victim's legs were encased in a whitish-colored canvas laundry bag, which had "Bag O - Storage. American Laundry. Dry Cleaning. EX4 5277." printed on it. It's not clear if the victim was associated with such an establishment.[1][3]

It is believed Miss X died in a different location to where her body was found.[2]

The victim was three months pregnant at the time of her death.[3] Originally, investigators thought she'd died from an illegal abortion; a substance resembling an abortion chemical was found in her vaginal cavity.[4] However, the true cause of death was an untreated infection of unknown origin.

Miss X was five feet two inches (157 cm) tall, and weighed roughly 110 to 115 pounds (50 to 52 kilograms). She had a large bra size, estimated at 34DD.[3] She had dark curly hair and brown eyes, leading some to speculate she was of European origin, perhaps from Greece or Italy.[1] Some have also said she appeared to be of "Jewish descent".[2] The young woman had no identifying marks on her body except for a vaccination scar on the top of her left upper leg. Her blood type was "O." [5] Her ears were pierced but it did not appear she'd worn earrings recently.[2] She'd cared for her teeth very well; there was some evidence of tooth repair and she likely saw a dentist approximately six months before her death. Her age was originally estimated between eighteen and twenty-one years old, but the age range has been widened to sixteen to twenty-five years.[2][6]

Detectives have focused primarily on identifying Miss X instead of finding the individuals who disposed of her body or may have been involved in her death. Because of the significant amount of time that has passed, investigators say the suspects would either be "dead or elderly".[1]

The laundry bag found at the scene was traced to a company known as American Laundry, which operated in Trenton, New Jersey.[2][3] When asked about the victim, members of the owner's family said that they remembered a young woman, matching Miss X's description, who either lived nearby or was a customer.[1] The potential lead went nowhere.

An anonymous caller told police he brought a woman's body from the state of Washington to Delaware, but little information about this tip has been published.[3] This lead is somewhat questionable, as Miss X was deceased for less than twenty-four hours and it would have taken a considerable amount of time to transport the body from such a distance.[3]

The case was re-examined in 2011, when a vial of the victim's blood and her hair ribbon were found in an evidence container. The DNA extracted from the blood linked the victim maternally to individuals in Virginia and North Carolina. The persons who were contacted told investigators they did not know who Miss X is.[3][1]

Early in the investigation, a sketch of Miss X was released to the public. In 2013, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children reconstructed her face with a much more precise and detailed method

MISS X: WF, 16-25, found in laundry bag on Porter Road near Bear, DE - March 1967 3ipAZxj



Miss X

MISS X: WF, 16-25, found in laundry bag on Porter Road near Bear, DE - March 1967 EEGev7j


Born 1942–1951
Status Unidentified for 51 years, 10 months and 16 days
Died March 17 or March 18, 1967 (aged 16–25)
Cause of death Septicemia
Body discovered March 18, 1967
Bear, New Castle County, Delaware
Resting place Potter's Field, Delaware
Known for Unidentified decedent
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Weight 110–115 lb (50–52 kg)
 

Akoya

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Jane Doe 1967



On March 18, 1967, this unidentified, Caucasian female's body was found off the shoulder of Porter Road, a rural area in Bear, New Castle County, Delaware. This location is just a few miles away from Interstate 95 and US Highway 40. She was approximately 16-25 years old, with long, curly, dark brown hair, and brown eyes. She was petite in stature; height 5'2"; weight 110 lbs. With reasonable certainty, her bra size is estimated to be 34DD. Her ears were pierced, but it did not appear she had worn earrings in quite a while. She had a vaccination scar on the front of her left thigh; no other scars or distinguishing marks were observed. Her teeth contained several restorations, and were in very good repair, suggesting that she had seen a dentist within a year prior to her death. Recent ancestry testing suggests she may be of European, Italian, Greek, or Jewish descent. Her legs were stuffed inside a large cloth commercial laundry bag, which was determined to be from a laundry and dry cleaning company, located in Trenton, New Jersey. She was found wearing only a pair of blue bikini panties, and a red ribbon, which tied her hair back. She was transported in a vehicle from an unknown location, quite possibly from another state, and tragically dumped along the side of the road. It is estimated that she died March 17 – 18, 1967, within 24 hours of being found. The above image, suggestive of what she may have looked like in life, is a reconstruction prepared by a NCMEC Forensic Artist, based upon morgue and crime scene images.
 

Akoya

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Miss X

Miss X was a young woman found dead in Bear, Delaware on March 18, 1967. She was previously believed to have attempted an illegal abortion that caused her death, but had actually died as a result of an untreated infection.









Sex Female
Race White
Location Bear, Delaware
Found March 18, 1967
Unidentified for 49 years
Postmortem interval 24 hours
Body condition Recognizable face
Age approximation 16 - 25
Height approximation 5'2
Cause of death Blood poisoning (accidental)
 

Akoya

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Delaware Lostnmissing added 2 new photos to the album:#Unidentified Jane Doe 1967.

July 4, 2014 ·
#Unidentified Jane Doe 1967
Date Found Mar 18, 1967
Location Found Bear New Castle County, DE
Estimated Age 16-25
Sex Female
Race White
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Estimated Height 5'2"
Estimated Weight 110 to 115 lbs

On March 18, 1967, this unidentified, Caucasian female's body was found off the shoulder of Porter Road, a rural area in Bear, New Castle County, Delaware. This location is just a few miles away from Interstate 95 and US Highway 40. She was approximately 16-25 years old, with long, curly, dark brown hair, and brown eyes. She was petite in stature; height 5'2"; weight 110 lbs. With reasonable certainty, her bra size is estimated to be 34DD. Her ears were pierced, but it did not appear she had worn earrings in quite a while. She had a vaccination scar on the front of her left thigh; no other scars or distinguishing marks were observed. Her teeth contained several restorations, and were in very good repair, suggesting that she had seen a dentist within a year prior to her death. Recent ancestry testing suggests she may be of European, Italian, Greek, or Jewish descent. Her legs were stuffed inside a large cloth commercial laundry bag, which was determined to be from a laundry and dry cleaning company, located in Trenton, New Jersey. She was found wearing only a pair of blue bikini panties, and a red ribbon, which tied her hair back. She was transported in a vehicle from an unknown location, quite possibly from another state, and tragically dumped along the side of the road. It is estimated that she died March 17 – 18, 1967, within 24 hours of being found. The above image, suggestive of what she may have looked like in life, is a reconstruction prepared by a NCMEC Forensic Artist, based upon morgue and crime scene images.



 

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