Author Topic: CALCASIEU PARISH JANE DOE: BF, 18-22, set on fire at a construction site near Starks, Louisiana - 7 January 1997  (Read 309 times)

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The victim's burned remains were found near an abandoned factory near Highway 12 at milepost 10.1. The body had been set on fire at the location where she was discovered.

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https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/11395?nav



Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP11395 Female, Black / African American
Date Body Found
January 7, 1997
Location Found
Starks, Louisiana
Estimated Age Range
18-22 Years

Case Information
Case Numbers

NCMEC Number
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ME/C Case Number
CPCO 003-97 - LSU 15-45

Demographics
Sex
Female
Race / Ethnicity
Black / African American

Estimated Age Group
Adult - Pre 30
Estimated Age Range (Years)
18-22
Estimated Year of Death
1997
Estimated PMI
1 Days
Height
5' 5"(65 inches) , Estimated
Weight
137 lbs, Measured
Circumstances
Type
Unidentified Deceased
Date Body Found
January 7, 1997
NamUs Case Created
June 26, 2013
ME/C QA Reviewed
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Location Found Map
Street Address
LA Hwy. 12 at Milepost 10.1
Starks, Louisiana 70661
County
Calcasieu Parish
GPS Coordinates
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Circumstances of Recovery
The decedent was found unresponsive at an abandoned construction site near Starks, Louisiana on January 7, 1997. The victim's body had been intentionally set on fire at the location where she was discovered.
Details of Recovery
Inventory of Remains
All parts recovered
Condition of Remains
Not recognizable - Charred/burned

Physical Description
Hair Color
Black
Head Hair Description
There is a small amount of black hair which appears to contain a kinky texture located on the back of the head.
Body Hair Description
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Facial Hair Description
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Left Eye Color
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Right Eye Color
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Eye Description
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Distinctive Physical Features
No Information Entered

Clothing and Accessories
Item
Description
Clothing Fragments of a red blouse; red shorts with blue flowers; fragment of blue and tan plaid shirt/jacket; white panties.On the Body
Jewelry A yellow metal ring containing one red stone, one clear-white stone, and one empty setting.

Investigating Agencies

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department
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Agency Case Number
97-001363
Mark Clark, Detective
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Case Contributors
Charles Hunter, Jr., Medicolegal Death Investigator
Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office
(337) 477-7537

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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/280ufla.html

280UFLA - Unidentified Female



 



Date of Discovery: January 7, 1997
Location of Discovery: Starks, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Estimated Date of Death: 24 hours prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - burned/charred
Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 18-22 years old
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Weight: 135-140 lbs.
Hair Color: Black, kinky.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She had only one kidney but it is unclear if it was a congenital defect or surgically removed. The other kidney is horseshoe-shaped.

Identifiers
Dentals: Available. Fillings in some of her molars.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Red tank top under a blue and tan plaid shirt, red shorts with blue flowers, white panties, and black drawstring sweatpants.
Jewelry: Yellow metal ring with one red stone, one clear white stone, and one empty setting.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim's charrred remains were found near an abandoned factory near Highway 12 at milepost 10.1. The body had been set on fire at the location where she was discovered.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Cold Case Homicide Unit
Agency Phone Number: 337-494-4523
Agency Name: LSU FACES Lab
Agency Contact Person: Dr. Ginesse Listi
Agency Phone Number: 225-578-3906

Agency Case Number: LE: 003-97; NCMEC: 1184553
NCIC Case Number: U991440594
NamUs Case Number: UP #11395

Information Source(s)
NamUs
NCMEC
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
Admin Notes
Added: Prior to 2007; Last Updated: 3/21/2019

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https://unidentified.wikia.org/wiki/Calcasieu_Parish_Jane_Doe_(1997)

Calcasieu Parish Jane Doe (1997)

Calcasieu Parish Jane Doe was a young woman found murdered in 1997.

Physical Description
She had kinky black hair.
She had a 'horseshoe kidney'.

Calcasieu Parish Jane Doe



Sex   Female
Race   Black
Location   Starks, Louisiana
Found   January 7, 1997
Unidentified for   22 years
Postmortem interval   24 hours
Body condition   Burned
Age approximation   18 - 22
Height approximation   5'4 - 5'6
Weight approximation   135 - 140 pounds
Cause of death   Strangulation

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http://canyouidentifyme.blogspot.com/2012/09/starks-jane-doe.html

Starks Jane Doe



Some people love to solve mysteries. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office is not giving up on a mystery from 1997. They are working hard to solve this mystery.

Sheriff Mancuso said “There’s no question that whoever did this is a brutal murderer. Because not only did they murder her but they tried to burn the body to cover up the evidence that may have been presented there” (KPLC TV 2009).

The woman he is referring to is me. They call me Starks Jane Doe. I guess we could flip that around and call me Jane Starks Doe; that has a better ring to it. The reality is that they can’t call me much else but Doe. See, they don’t know who I am. My identity remains a mystery. Yes, the mystery that Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office is working to figure out.

What the sheriff’s office can you tell you is that I’m a non-white female, who might be black, 18 to 25 years old, approximately 5'5", and 137 lbs. I was found with only one kidney and my teeth were in good repair. I wore a red blouse, blue/tan plaid shirt or jacket, red shorts with blue flowers, and dark-colored sweat pants. I also wore a yellow-colored ring with one red stone and one white stone. This is all the information they know for certain about me.

Did you notice that some pertinent information was missing? Like, say, my eye color and hair color? Well, that’s because, as the sheriff said I had been burned after I had been killed. So they don’t know what my eye or hair color is. I want to make this point clear because North Texas University was nice enough to provide a forensic artist reconstruction of what I might have looked like when I was living. This reconstruction includes eyes and hair. Which, trust me, you probably appreciate seeing versus not having that to view; unfortunately, it can be misleading. So please don’t go solely based on the eye or hair color you see on the reconstruction. It’s really important to know that my eyes could have been any color. My hair could have been any color and styled in numerous ways. Okay, now that we are clear on that point, let’s move on.

Another thing that they don’t know is whether I had piercings, tattoos, or scars because somebody set me on fire. Due to the state of my remains, this information is simply no longer available. Keep that in mind when trying to figure out who I am. I might have had a surgical scar or an interesting tattoo that should identify me. Well, those markers are no longer an option. So, please don’t count them out!

What other information is available that might help? Well I was found on January 7, 1997 off Louisiana Hwy. 12 near the 10-mile marker of an old factory (cement slab) south of the highway. The sheriff, in the interview he gave to KPLC TV back in 2009, said that the area I was found in, not far from Starks, LA, was just 10 miles from the Texas line. This is a clue. See, I was found at the old factory south of the highway, but it’s speculated I was killed a day earlier somewhere else. See, I could have been from Texas. Heck, I could have been from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, or Florida too. For that matter, I could have been from just about anywhere. However, Louisiana, Texas, and the surrounding states does help narrow the possibility a bit.


I have been missing for many years now, and someone out there has got to be missing me. Someone out there knows I’m missing. I pray that someone out there is looking for me. Will you pray too? Will you help Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office solve my mystery? Will you help them figure out who I am so they can tell my family what happened to me?


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If you have any information please contact:

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Forensic Investigative Unit
337-494-4523

Case # 97-001363

VIEW HER PROFILE DATA AT A GLANCE HERE:  Calcasieu Louisiana Jane Doe January 1997
View, Print, Distribute her flyer:  Starks Jane Doe Flyer

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