Author Topic: MORGANTOWN JANE DOE: BF, 20-40, found in garbage bag in Morgantown, PA - 21 August 2001  (Read 196 times)

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A person walking along Quarry Road discovered a garbage bag containing the decomposing body of Jane Doe. The bag was in the weeds about 20 feet from the road. Jane Doe is described as a black female, 25-35 years of age, 5'5" tall and weighing about 130 pounds. The victim was wearing purple shorts, a black bra, a handkerchief on her head, hoops earrings (ears were pierced once) and pink/purple nail polish. An autopsy failed to determine the cause of death. The victim had a scar from a hysterectomy. She had no tattoos. Her teeth were near perfect with no fillings.

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NamUs UP # 987


ME/C Case Number: 01-1583
Berks County, Pennsylvania
20 to 40 year old Black/African American Female

Case Report - NamUs UP # 987
Case Information
Status Unidentified
Case number 01-1583
Date found August 21, 2001 19:00
Date created April 14, 2008 13:54
Date last modified July 29, 2015 11:18
Investigating agency
date QA reviewed April 15, 2008 05:09

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
Agency Berks Cnty Coroners Ofc
Phone 610-478-3280
Case Manager
Name Joel Bonilla
Phone 610.478.3280

Demographics
Estimated age Adult - Pre 40
Minimum age 20 years
Maximum age 40 years
Race Black/African American
Ethnicity
Sex Female
Weight (pounds) 130, Estimated
Height (inches) 65, Measured
Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
All parts recovered
Body conditions
Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Probable year of death 2001 to 2001
Estimated postmortem interval 2 Weeks

Circumstances
Location Found
GPS coordinates
Address 1 Quarry Rd Between Morgan Way and Route 10
Address 2
City Morgantown
State Pennsylvania
Zip code 19543
County Berks
Circumstances
The body an unknown black female was located along Quarry Rd., Caernarvon Twp., Berks Co., PA on 08/21/01. She was located approx. 20 ft. off of the roadway in the weeds. She was stuffed inside a large heavy-duty black plastic bag. She was in a fetal position inside the bag. She was in an advanced state of decomposition but so much that it was evident that she had no marks or tattoos on her body. There was a scar on her lower abdomen that was from a hysterectomy operation. It is believed that she had been dumped at this location within 7-8 days prior to her discovery. This location is approx. ¼- ½ mile from the PA Turnpike, Exit 22 (Morgantown exchange). The autopsy results are available to law enforcement agencies upon request. The toxicology results indicated that she did NOT have drugs or alcohol in her system. Both thumbprints from the victim were also obtained.

Physical
Hair color Black
Head hair
Scalp hair is black, tight curly and about 1 inch long

Scars and marks
surgical scar abdomen

Piercings
1 per ear

Prior surgery

Clothing on body
Purple cotton gym shorts (large)
Black bra (size 36-C)
Zebra striped panties
Multicolored bandanna on her head that was mostly black
Bust size: 36-C

Clothing with body

Jewelry
Pair of small gold colored hoop earrings (costume jewelry)

Dental
Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

DNA

Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

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Case Information
Status Unidentified
Case number 01-1583
Date found August 21, 2001 19:00
Date created April 14, 2008 13:54
Date last modified July 29, 2015 11:18
Investigating agency
date QA reviewed April 15, 2008 05:09

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
Agency Berks Cnty Coroners Ofc
Phone 610-478-3280
Case Manager
Name Joel Bonilla
Phone 610.478.3280

Exclusions
The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA
Aussie Binford 1957 Arizona
Felecia Johnson 1972 Texas
Diane Scott 1961 Pennsylvania

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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/251ufpa.html

The Doe Network:
Case File 251UFPA




Unidentified Black Female

Discovered on August 21, 2001 in Morgantown, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Estimated Date of Death: 2 Weeks prior
Cause of Death: undetermined.
Decomposed Remains
Vital Statistics

Estimated age: 20-40 years old
Approximate Height and Weight: 5'4"-5'6"; 110-130 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Short black curly hair, about 1 inch long. Bust size: 36-C. Fingernails and toenails were painted purple. Her ears were pierced once.
Distinguishing Marks: There was a scar on her lower abdomen that was from a hysterectomy operation. She had no tattoos.
Clothing: Purple cotton gym shorts (large). Black bra (size 36-C). Zebra striped panties. Multicolored bandanna on her head that was mostly black.
Jewelry: A pair of small gold colored hoop earrings (costume jewelry).
Fingerprints: Available. Both thumbprints from the victim were obtained.
Dentals: Available. Very good condition (straight) with no dental work.
DNA: Not available
Case History
The body the victim was located along Quarry Road, between Morgan Way, 1/10 mile south of Route 10, Morgantown, Berks County, PA on August 21, 2001 at about 19.00.
She was located approximately 20 feet off of the roadway in the weeds. She was stuffed inside a large heavy-duty black plastic bag. She was in a fetal position inside the bag. This location is approximately 1/4-1/2 mile from the PA Turnpike, Exit 22 (Morgantown exchange).
The toxicology results indicated that she did NOT have drugs or alcohol in her system.

Investigators
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Pennsylvania State Police
Trooper Robert E. Hess
610-378-4011
OR
Berks County Coroner's Office
Joel Bonilla
610-478-3280
Email
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case #:
2001-1583

NCIC Number:
U-380002095
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Pennsylvania State Police
UDRS

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http://www.psp.state.pa.us/psp/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=159183

Death Investigation - Unidentified Female

Investigating Station: Troop L - Reading

Date of Incident: August 21, 2001

Location of Incident: Along Quarry Road approx. � mile from the PA Turnpike (Exit 22, Morgantown Interchange), Caernarvon Twp., Berks Co., PA

Case Synopsis:

The body an unknown black female was located along Quarry Rd., Caernarvon Twp., Berks Co., PA on 08/21/01. She was located approx. 20 ft. off of the roadway in the weeds. She was stuffed inside a large heavy-duty black plastic bag. She was in a fetal position inside the bag. She was in an advanced state of decomposition but so much that it was evident that she had no marks or tattoos on her body. There was a scar on her lower abdomen that was from a hysterectomy operation. It is believed that she had been dumped at this location within 7-8 days prior to her discovery. This location is approx. 1/4- 1/2 mile from the PA Turnpike, Exit 22 (Morgantown exchange). The autopsy results are available to law enforcement agencies upon request. The toxicology results indicated that she did NOT have drugs or alcohol in her system. Both thumbprints from the victim were also obtained.

Description of victim: Clothing/ Jewelry:
Black female - Purple cotton gym shorts (large)
Height: 5'5" - Black bra (size 36-C)
Weight: approx. 110-130 lbs. - Zebra striped panties
Age: 25-35 yrs. - Multicolored bandanna on her head that was mostly black
Bust size: 36-C - Pair of small gold colored hoop earrings (costume jewelry)
Short black curly hair - Painted purple fingernails and toenails
Teeth: very good condition (straight) with no dental work

Contact Information:

Trooper Robert E. Hess PH: 610-378-4011
Pennsylvania State Police Fax: 610-378-4009
600 Kenhorst Blvd.
Reading, PA 19611

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http://www.alertberks.org/cold_case_files.htm

2001 - UNSOLVED HOMICIDE

Date Posted: October 3, 2004

Victim: Unknown - Jane Doe

Location: Quarry Road, 1/10 mile south of Route 10, Caernarvon Township.

Date/Time Incident Discovered/Occurred: August 21, 2001 7:00PM

Synopsis: A person walking along Quarry Road discovered a garbage bag containing the decomposing body of Jane Doe. The bag was in the weeds about 20 feet from the road. Jane Doe is described as a black female, 25-35 years of age, 5'5" tall and weighing about 130 pounds. The victim was wearing purple shorts, a black bra, a handkerchief on her head, hoops earrings (ears were pierced once) and pink/purple nail polish. An autopsy failed to determine the cause of death. The victim had a scar from a hysterectomy. She had no tattoos. Her teeth were near perfect with no fillings.

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Circumstances of RecoveryThe body an unknown black female was located along Quarry Rd., Caernarvon Twp., Berks Co., PA on 08/21/01. She was located approx. 20 ft. off of the roadway in the weeds. She was stuffed inside a large heavy-duty black plastic bag. She was in a fetal position inside the bag. She was in an advanced state of decomposition but so much that it was evident that she had no marks or tattoos on her body. There was a scar on her lower abdomen that was from a hysterectomy operation. It is believed that she had been dumped at this location within 7-8 days prior to her discovery. This location is approx. - mile from the PA Turnpike, Exit 22 (Morgantown exchange). The autopsy results are available to law enforcement agencies upon request. The toxicology results indicated that she did NOT have drugs or alcohol in her system. Both thumbprints from the victim were also obtained.


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