Valentine Jane Doe Killer - Florida - 1991 (SOLVED!!) Jul 28, 2013 12:49:02 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Jul 28, 2013 12:49:02 GMT -5
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Authorities in Florida have been trying to identify a murdered woman who was killed over 20 years ago. AMW probably first aired this case in 1993/1994 and last aired it in 2004. The case was also featured on a very early episode of AMW: Final Justice.
On Feb 15, 1991, the remains of a white female aged 16 to 25-years old were found on a dirt trail in a heavily wooded area of the Florida Keys. She had been beaten and strangled to death and she had probably been raped. An autopsy revealed she had been killed the day before, hence the nickname "Valentine Jane Doe". Tipsters pointed out that they had seen the woman hitchhiking in the Keys before she was murdered. Her clothing was not typical of someone from South Florida and she wasn't wearing tennis shoes or sandals. Authorities created a computerized image in 1993 of what she may have looked like.
There are some important clues in identifying her, mainly that she suffered from ovarian and Fallopian tube cysts, and she may have carried a baby to full-term pregnancy. She also had excellent dental care and two tattoos.
Thoughts? I suspect for reasons brought up that she was definitely not from South Florida and probably was either a teenage runaway or a woman who wanted to start a fresh life for herself. The fact that she was seen hitchhiking likely means that she wasn't killed by a friend or longtime companion. That sadly means that identifying her won't get authorities much closer to determining who killed her.
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