McDonald County Cold Case

McDonald County Cold Case

A Jane Doe was found more than 20 years ago on a remote gravel road in Southwest Missouri.
MCDONALD COUNTY, MO.--- Authorities first came across this victim in December of 1990. A nearby resident discovered what was little more than a skeleton and some clothes. Authorities believe she may have been passing through the area when she died. McDonald County Sheriff Michael Hall says there was no conclusive evidence of foul play, but the medical examiner's report indicated it was a homicide, possibly strangulation.

"She'd possibly been a hitchhiker or something off the interstate or off Highway 71. At the time, 71 ran within, I think, about a mile or so straight through the woods to that area," said Sheriff Michael Hall, McDonald County.

Authorities estimate the Jane Doe was in her late twenties to early thirties, between 5'1 and 5'4.  A forensic reconstruction produced a potential image of the victim. They were able to extract DNA within the last few years. There have been several comparisons with missing persons reports, but so far there's been no match.

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