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True Crime Wednesday: Who Was Mecklenburg Jane Doe?

Did you know Mecklenburg County in North Carolina has a cold case featuring an unidentified deceased woman whose loved ones may be missing her? Investigators with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have given her the name of “Mecklenburg County Doe.” On March 17, 2011, the incomplete skeletal remains of a female were found in a wooded area on Statesville Avenue in Charlotte. The woman, who was estimated to be between the ages of 20-30 years old, was white or Hispanic. She weighed around 110 pounds when she died. The manner and cause of death have not been released at this time.

She was wearing a small white t-shirt with the words “Virginia Beach, Virginia” emblazoned on it in pink letters, a black bra, blue denim jeans and a pair of navy and plaid canvas boys’ boat shoes, size 4.

In 2016, detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide/ADW Unit worked with Anthropology Professors at nearby Davidson College and Davidson Police Department to create a forensic reconstruction of the possible victim in this case. Genealogical research is currently underway in this case, and anyone with tips is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Fitch is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

Visit this website to learn more about the International Center for Unidentified & Missing persons.

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