Midtown Jane Doe Killer - New York - 1987-2003 May 23, 2014 9:59:41 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on May 23, 2014 9:59:41 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: doenetwork.org)
Authorities in New York City are trying to identify a woman who they believe was murdered sometime in around a 15-year time period. AMW aired this case in 2006, 2007 and I believe in 2004 as well.
On Feb 10, 2003, construction workers in an abandoned Manhattan apartment found a woman's skeleton wrapped in a rug and buried under concrete and dirt. Bone analysts determined the victim was approximately 17-20 years old and was 5'1-5'2. She had expensive dental work done at one point but had tooth decay, indicating she came from at least a middle-class family but had fallen on hard times at some point, meaning she may have become a drug addict or a runaway. Scraps of glittery clothing were found at the crime scene, indicating she may have been a prostitute at the time of her death. Prostitutes were known to use the abandoned building in the late 1980s. The biggest clue was a ring that the victim was wearing, it was gold coloured with the initials "P McG".
When detectives tried to determine when the victim had died at the time of the AMW profiles, found along or near the victim was a 1966 watch, a 1969 dime, a brand of rat poison that was not marketed until 1979, and a label that was not created before December 1987. There was also a plastic toy soldier that could not be dated. The victim had her hands and feet bound with an extension cord that was also circled around her neck. According to her NamUS profile, investigators have "probably" found that she did not die before 1992.
It should be mentioned that members of a different true crime message board have been discussing this case as well, and have stated their own opinions which while contradicts the opinions of Law Enforcement, doesn't hurt to mention them.
- Between 1964-1970, the building where the victim was found was owned by a rock band group.
- Someone claims that the label was not related to the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (despite what was mentioned by AMW), but was a different label used from 1938-1964.
- Someone else didn't feel that most of the items found with the body had anything to do with the victim, since she was found in a basement.
Thoughts? As much as expressing different opinions on cold cases like these don't hurt, I don't personally agree with them. I personally doubt the rock band from the 60s is really connected to this case since if they were to pour concrete over the victim, then the items from 1979-1987 found with the victim shouldn't have been there. If someone from the group or an associate was the killer(s), then the victim would have likely been located if the concrete hadn't been poured.
Sadly, if the victim was a runaway and became a prostitute, which is quite possible, then it's likely she was never reported missing. Which would explain why investigators haven't found a missing person match.
However, if anyone has different opinions regarding this case, then feel free to explain them.
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