Author Topic: WESTPORT JANE DOE: BF, 30-40, found burned by highway in Westport, CT - 19 May 1985  (Read 95 times)

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Deceased was found burning in a pile of tires on the side of the highway. Her hands and feet had been removed and never recovered.

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https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/10474



Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP10474 Female, Black / African American

Date Found May 19, 1985
Location Found Westport, Connecticut
Estimated Age Range 30-40 Years

Case Information

Case Numbers
NCMEC Number--
Case Number F85-1184

Demographics
Gender Female
Race / EthnicityBlack / African American
Estimated Age Group Adult - Pre 40
Estimated Age Range 30-40 Years
Estimated Year of Death 1985
Estimated PMI 1 Hours
Height 5' 0"(60 inches) , Estimated
Weight 110 lbs, Estimated

Circumstances
Type Unidentified Deceased
Date Found May 19, 1985
NamUs Case Created July 31, 2012
Agency QA Reviewed August 1, 2012

Location Found Map
Street Address 95 southbound Westport, Connecticut 06880
County Fairfield County
GPS Coordinates--
Circumstances of Recovery Deceased was found burning in a pile of tires on the side of the highway. Her hands and feet had been removed and never recovered.
Details of Recovery

Inventory of Remains One or both hands not recovered
Condition of Remains Not recognizable - Charred/burned

Physical Description
Hair Color Black
Head Hair Description Kinky, curly
Left Eye Color Unknown or Missing
Right Eye Color Unknown or Missing
Distinctive Physical Features
No Information Entered

Clothing and Accessories

Clothing
Wool wrap around sweater Russler blue jeans bra with 2 safety pins as clasps
On the Body

Clothing
Pack of Salem cigarettes in sweater pocket
Near the Body

Case Contributors
Michelle Clark, Medicolegal Death Investigator
Connecticut Office of Chief Medical Examiner
(860) 679-3980

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Delays on southbound I-95 in Westport




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https://www.thehour.com/news/article/A-brief-history-of-murder-in-Westport-8114655.php

A brief history of murder in Westport
Steve Kobak

Published 7:00 pm, Friday, December 9, 2011

Murders in Westport are indeed a rare occurrence.


Prior to Thursday's robbery-homicide, the last murder in Westport occurred in May 1996 when Stuart Hunter gunned down his estranged wife Harriet S. Hunter at the Temple Israel Religious School, where Harriet worked as a secretary. Stuart Hunter shot his wife twice in the head with a .357 Magnum before turning the gun on himself. The couple had been going through a messy divorce in which Stuart was accused of physically abusing his wife, and Harriet Hunter had taken out a restraining order against Stuart Hunter.

The mid-to-late-1980s were somewhat of an anomaly for the town, as a total of six murders were reported in Westport.

The peak came in 1985 when three murders were recorded. The year began with the robbery-murder of Louis P. Verda , who was shot to death and robbed by a man who rented a room at his home and an associate of the tenant. In June, two men installing carpet in a vacant office building got into a fight that ended with one of the men Bryan Giordano stabbing the other Hector Fraser several times with a carpet knife. Fraser later died at the hospital. Mark J. Iorio, 18, shot 19-year-old Christopher Costello to death during a dispute between Westport youths and Fairfield teens regarding two cases of stolen beer in November 1985. Surprisingly, none of the men convicted of the 1985 murders are currently in prison.

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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/836ufct.html

836UFCT - Unidentified Female




Date of Discovery: May 19, 1985
Location of Discovery: Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Estimated Date of Death: 1985 to 1985
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Charred/burned
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 30-40 years old
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Height: 5'0", Estimated
Weight: 110 lbs., Estimated
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

Identifiers

Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Wool wrap around sweater, Russler blue jeans, and a bra with two safety pins as clasps.
Jewelry: Plain gold chain.
Additional Personal Items: Pack of Salem cigarettes in the sweater pocket.

Circumstances of Discovery

The decedent was found burning in a pile of tires in a wooded area off of the westbound shoulder of I-95, near the Sasco Creek overpass (west of exit 19). Her hands and feet had been removed and never recovered.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: State of Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Michelle Clark
Agency Phone Number: 860-679-3980
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: F85-1184

Agency Name: Connecticut State Police
Agency Contact Person: Western District Major Crime Squad
Agency Phone Number: 203-696-2561 or 1-800-575-6330
Agency E-Mail: Wdist.mcs.sec(AT)po.state.ct.us
Agency Case Number: G-85-122994

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 10474

Information Source(s)
Namus
Connecticut Department of Public Safety

Admin Notes

Added: 2/20/12; Last Updated: 7/27/16

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http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?a=4227&q=498126

Western District Major Crime

Cold Case: Unknown Female

Case #: G-85-122994 Soc.Sec.#: NA Name: Unknown Alias:
Address: Height: Weight: Age:
Sex: F Eyes:
Hair:

Complexion:
Race: African American DOB: Date: 05/18/1985

Details:

The Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad is investigating the death of an unknown African American female.

On May 18, 1985 the partially dismembered body of an unknown African American female was discovered on fire in a wooded area off of the westbound shoulder of I-95, near the Sasco Creek overpass (w/o exit 19) in the Town of Westport, Connecticut.

The victim was wearing blue or black jeans, a heavy wool sweater, possible white or off white in color. She also had on a plain gold chain around her neck.

Anyone with information into the suspicious death of this female, is asked to contact the Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad at the numbers listed below.


Connecticut State Police
Western District Major Crime Squad
(800) 575-6330, (203) 696-2561
Email: Western District Major Crime Squad

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