AL OPELIKA JANE DOE: BF, 3-7, found at trailer park in Opelika, AL - 28 Jan 2012

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Skeletal remains of a little girl were found on January 28, 2012 at a trailer park on Hurst Street in Opelika, Alabama which falls in Lee County. It’s estimated the child had been deceased between 8 months and 2 years placing date of death between 2010 – 2012. She is estimated to be 3-7 years old and had medium length black hair styled in small tight curls. Her height, weight, and eye color cannot be determined. An anthropological assessment of her bones suggest she had likely been abused and malnourished in life. A long-sleeve pink shirt with heart buttons and small ruffles near the neckline was recovered near the skeletal remains but it is unknown if it belonged to the child. Chemical isotope testing on her bones suggest she was born and raised in Alabama or one of the surrounding southern states. The images above are a facial reconstruction completed by a NCMEC Forensic Artist and depict what the child may have looked like in life.

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Skull found by resident of trailer park. Other remains found within 50 feet of skull. Lower jaw, multiple bones, some hair located in heavy wooded area within 50-75 feet of residences. Isotope analysis indicates she was born in Alabama or a surrounding southern state.

Clothing: long-sleeve pink shirt with heart buttons and small ruffles near the neckline located near remains - On the Body


 
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Opelika’s Baby Jane Doe remains unnamed eight years after remains discovered

The Baby Jane Doe case was born in January of 2012 when a small skull was found behind a mobile home off Hurst Street in Opelika, Alabama. Eight years later, Baby Jane has settled into the hearts of the community and investigators and has yet to leave.

“Every time I drive by Hurst Street, I think about her. I think have we done everything we can to help solve it,” asked community Baby Jane Doe advocate Alexis Meniefield

Opelika investigators continue to work the case. Captain Shane Healey says just this month detectives were tracking down a new lead, believing the child lived and was murdered in east Alabama by someone familiar with the Opelika area. Healey believes Baby Jane Doe is remembered daily by at least one person and possibly more at OPD.

“Absolutely. It’s a case that sticks with you, and what we want more than anything is to put a name with that face,” shared Captain Healey.

” We want justice and peace for her as well as a proper burial. She has been sitting on a shelf now for eight years, and it’s said, said Menefield.

Forensic testing revealed baby Jane Doe suffered long-term physical abuse at the hands of her killer, leaving her left eye blind and scarred until she was ultimately murdered between 2010 and 2012 when she was three to seven years old.

“I get chills. I feel like a killer has walked these roads, and I feel like they may still be walking these roads,” said Memefield.

Jane Doe is believed to be the little girl in these pictures taken at Greater Peace Baptist Church Vacation Bible School in Opelika.

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Opelika investigators hope sharper images turn focus on “Baby Jane Doe” killer


Enhanced photo’s taken of a disfigured girl at an Opelika Vacation Bible School could be the next step in identifying Opelika’s Baby Jane Doe and uncovering her killer or killers.

“This is the most heinous case in my 20 years, where a child was abused and neglected and then dumped. It’s very emotional for all of us detectives,” shared Opelika Police Captain Jonathan Clifton.


Opelika police are now releasing digitally enhanced photos of a little girl believed to be Baby Jane Doe. These photographs were first released to the media several years ago in 2016. The images are of a child at Opelika’s Greater Peace Baptist Church Vacation Bible School taken around 2011. The girl in the photos has not been identified and police believe she is Jane Doe. Investigators are confident someone in east Alabama knows who the child is and what happened to her.

“They have since been enhanced to bring out a clearer image of the little girl. The Bible School teacher who first brought them to the police believe the enhanced images depict a better likeness to the real little girl,” said Captain Shane Healey.


Forensic testing revealed baby Jane Doe suffered long-term physical abuse at the hands of her killer, leaving her left eye blind and scarred until she was ultimately murdered between 2010 and 2012 when she was three to seven years old.

“She was badly abused and lived a tough life, and there is nothing fair about what she had to go through at all. We hope we can give her a small amount of justice if we can find out her name,” said Healey.


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Opelika investigators hope sharper images turn focus on “Baby Jane Doe” killer


Enhanced photo’s taken of a disfigured girl at an Opelika Vacation Bible School could be the next step in identifying Opelika’s Baby Jane Doe and uncovering her killer or killers.

“This is the most heinous case in my 20 years, where a child was abused and neglected and then dumped. It’s very emotional for all of us detectives,” shared Opelika Police Captain Jonathan Clifton.


Opelika police are now releasing digitally enhanced photos of a little girl believed to be Baby Jane Doe. These photographs were first released to the media several years ago in 2016. The images are of a child at Opelika’s Greater Peace Baptist Church Vacation Bible School taken around 2011. The girl in the photos has not been identified and police believe she is Jane Doe. Investigators are confident someone in east Alabama knows who the child is and what happened to her.

“They have since been enhanced to bring out a clearer image of the little girl. The Bible School teacher who first brought them to the police believe the enhanced images depict a better likeness to the real little girl,” said Captain Shane Healey.


Forensic testing revealed baby Jane Doe suffered long-term physical abuse at the hands of her killer, leaving her left eye blind and scarred until she was ultimately murdered between 2010 and 2012 when she was three to seven years old.

“She was badly abused and lived a tough life, and there is nothing fair about what she had to go through at all. We hope we can give her a small amount of justice if we can find out her name,” said Healey.


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If these are actual photos and she attended bible school, someone must know who she belongs to, who dropped her off, who picked her up, etc. one would think?
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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If these are actual photos and she attended bible school, someone must know who she belongs to, who dropped her off, who picked her up, etc. one would think?
They are actual photos. Well, they are now digitally enhanced. But yes, actual photos of the girl they believe may be Opelika Jane Doe.

I don’t know about this one, but many bible school programs are free as a way to draw more people in. No registration process, no attendance, etc. Even if they did have a list of kids at one point, I doubt they'd save it for very long.
 

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They are actual photos. Well, they are now digitally enhanced. But yes, actual photos of the girl they believe may be Opelika Jane Doe.

I don’t know about this one, but many bible school programs are free as a way to draw more people in. No registration process, no attendance, etc. Even if they did have a list of kids at one point, I doubt they'd save it for very long.
Yeah, we always attended Sunday School and Bible School in our own church but I remember attending friends or another or two Bible School that were maybe right before regular school started where ours was right after regular school ended for the summer. I get the registration process. Just surprised that no one would necessarily put her together with anyone I guess as to who brought her, even if they don't know a name, etc.

But then I feel that way about many of the unidentified, even adults, when I see a very distinctive tattoo or piece of jewelry, it just boggles my mind that someone somewhere doesn't recognize them or at least those very unique tattoos or jewelry, etc.

Makes me sad.
 

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Today, I hade the opportunity to meet Alexis Meniefield, the young woman that has been sleuthing the Opelika Jane Doe case from its beginning. She’s also a local figure that has done great for her community. She’s got a great relationship with the Opelika PD and has been an advocate for this young girl who was found literally 100 feet from where this photo of us and my mom are standing.

The guy who took this photo of us was Detective Sergeant Alfred White of the Opelika Police Department, who is also the sole detective working this case! The trip to Opelika today was a success, and I’m looking forward to releasing the podcast on this case soon! She deserves justice!

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Thought I'd drop these here so everyone can listen. I appreciate the time & dedication into bringing justice to cases that need it. (While listening I learned why NCMEC images are published in black/white.)

While most of us know of Carl's incredible talent it was invaluable to hear him talk in detail about Opelika Jane Doe.

 

Jason Futch

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Thought I'd drop these here so everyone can listen. I appreciate the time & dedication into bringing justice to cases that need it. (While listening I learned why NCMEC images are published in black/white.)

While most of us know of Carl's incredible talent it was invaluable to hear him talk in detail about Opelika Jane Doe.

Correction on the Koppelman interview. That was a followup on the Walker County Jane Doe episode; however, for those of you following our show on Apple Podcast, the WCJD interview was removed from the podcast on Apple for reasons unknown. You can still listen to it on Anchor and also on our other podcasting channels as well. Also, I will be re-releasing my interviews with Rosemary Norris and Brandon Johnson on the podcast channel tomorrow at midnight! I will post when they are available.
 

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