Clothing, boots and wanted poster.
Date of Discovery: December 2, 1979
Location of Discovery: New York City, New York
Estimated Date of Death: December 2, 1979
State of Remains: Charred; head and hands removed.
Cause of Death: Homicide
Physical DescriptionEstimated Age: 16-22 years
Height: 5'1" to 5'4"
Weight: 100 to 110 pounds
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Clothing & Personal ItemsClothing: Black full-length coat. A pair of “bon jour” jeans size 7/8. A pair of black patent leather boots size 8. A burgundy colored mohair sweater size 38.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Circumstances of DiscoveryThe victim was discovered in Room #417, the Travel Inn Motor Hotel by firefighters who responded to a fire alarm. Firefighters discovered this victim with Deedeh Goodarzi, a Kuwaiti immigrant who was a prostitute. Both victims had their hands and head removed after they were killed, and an attempted burning occurred. None of the missing body parts were ever recovered.
On July 9, 1984, serial killer Richard Cottingham AKA The Torso Killer, was convicted in both the murders of this unidentified victim and Goodarzi. Between 1967-1980, Cottingham killed six women, most of them engaged in prostitution. Cottingham is currently imprisoned at the Trenton State Prison.
Investigating Agency(s)Agency Name: New York Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Michael Clark
Agency Phone Number: 212-741-8245
Agency E-Mail: Unknown
Agency Case Number: 1565/66
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: None
New York Police Department
The New York Times
#JaneDoe was a #NewYork prostitute wearing these boots who, along with an identified woman, was killed by a serial killer in 1979.
The victim was discovered in Room #417, the Travel Inn Motor Hotel by firefighters who responded to a fire alarm. Firefighters discovered this victim with Deedeh Goodarzi, a Kuwaiti immigrant who was a prostitute. Both victims had their hands and...
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