Author Topic: GRANBY JANE DOE: F, 19-26, found in Hampshire County, MA - 15 November 1978  (Read 271 times)


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Case File: 720UFMA
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Unidentified Female
Date of Discovery: November 15, 1978
Location of Discovery: Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Estimated Date of Death: 3-12 months prior
State of Remains: Unknown
Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot

Physical Description
** Listed information is approximate

Estimated Age: 19-26 years old
Race: Unknown
Gender: Female
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Light blonde or light brown, long.
Eye Color: Unknown

Distinguishing Marks/Features: Chunky build.

Dentals: Unknown. Her front teeth had noticeable decay.
Fingerprints: Unknown.
DNA: Unknown.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: A short sleeved shirt with a green collar and green swan on the front (size 14-16). There were no labels or other identifying markers on it.

Jewelry: Unknown

Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Case History
The victim was found on Amherst Street, about an 1/8 mile off Amherst Road and about 1/2 mile south of Route 116 in Granby. She had been shot in the temple and buried in a shallow grave under a log. A brown leather belt was found around her neck, and reportedly used to drag her body to the burial site.

Inquiries were made at local colleges, as Route 116 is and was often used by college students hitchhiking or traveling between Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley and Amherst-area colleges, but no women were reported missing.

She was laid to rest in West Ceremony, the simple white wooden cross reading "Unknown Girl" replaced with a headstone purchased by the citizens of Granby.

Investigating Agency(s)
If you have any information about this case please contact;

Agency Name: Granby Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Chief Alan Wishart
Agency Phone Number: 413-467-9222
Agency Name: Northwest District Attorney's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 413-586-5150

Agency Case Number: case nbr here
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: Not listed
Former Hot Case Number: 1624
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Information Source(s)

Granby Police Department
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