Author Topic: BATH JANE DOE: WF, 35-50, found near old US 522 in Bath, WV - 10 May 1950 *GRAPHIC*  (Read 46 times)

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Her body was discovered by an individual while mushroom hunting along U.S. Route 522. Her **** body was 42 feet down an embankment on old US 522 near Hancock Bridge, approximately 3/10 of a mile from the Maryland/West Virginia state line.

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https://identifyus.org/en/cases/10026

Case Information
Status Unidentified
Case number 06-10419
Date found May 10, 1950 16:00
Date created March 20, 2012 12:41
Date last modified March 03, 2017 10:46
Investigating agency
date QA reviewed March 22, 2012 05:15

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
There is currently no local contact for this case.
Case Manager
Name Lisa Sadler
Phone 304-558-6921

Exclusions
The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA
Mabel Chambers 1920 Delaware
Thelma Cobb 1916 Indiana
Edna Kaminski 1921 New York
Lora Skaggs 1920 West Virginia
Bertha Smith 1913 Texas

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https://identifyus.org/en/cases/10026

NamUs UP # 10026

ME/C Case Number: 06-10419
Morgan County, West Virginia
35 to 50 year old White Female

Case Report - NamUs UP # 10026
Case Information

Status Unidentified
Case number 06-10419
Date found May 10, 1950 16:00
Date created March 20, 2012 12:41
Date last modified March 03, 2017 10:46
Investigating agency
date QA reviewed March 22, 2012 05:15

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
There is currently no local contact for this case.
Case Manager
Name Lisa Sadler
Phone 304-558-6921

Demographics
Estimated age Adult - Pre 50
Minimum age 35 years
Maximum age 50 years
Race White
Ethnicity
Sex Female
Weight (pounds) 130, Estimated
Height (inches) 65, Estimated
Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
All parts recovered
Probable year of death 1950 to 1950
Estimated postmortem interval 48 Hours

Circumstances
Location Found
GPS coordinates
Address 1 Old US Rt. 522
Address 2 42 feet West of US Rt. 522 over Embankment
City Bath(Berkeley Springs)
State West Virginia
Zip code 25411
County Morgan
Circumstances
Body was discovered by an individual while mushroom hunting along U.S. Route 522.

Physical
Hair color Red/Auburn
Head hair
Curly, recent perm.
Body hair
none
Facial hair
none
Left eye color Unknown or Missing
Right eye color Unknown or Missing

Scars and marks
Y shaped on outside right wrist approx. 3" long. W shaped scar in center of forehead. 2 surgical scars--one a 10" hysterectomy scar and one a 4" appendectomy scar

Other distinctive
physical characteristics
freckles on back of hands and lower arms. Hands very small, shoe size 4 1/2 narrow.

Prior surgery
Hysterectomy, Appendectomy

No clothing or accessories

Dental
Status: Dental information / charting is available and entered

DNA
Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/512ufwv.html

512UFWV - Unidentified Female



Date of Discovery: May 10, 1950
Location of Discovery: Morgan County, Virginia
Estimated Date of Death: 2 days prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 35-50 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 125 to 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Red or auburn with recent perm
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Freckles on back of hands and lower arms. Very small hands. W-shaped scar on the center of forehead. Y-shaped scar on the right wrist. 10-inch hysterectomy scar. 4-inch appendectomy scar. Fair complexion. 4 1/2 narrow shoe size.

Identifiers
Dentals: Available. Natural teeth.
Fingerprints: Not available. Information was available with the FBI at one time.
DNA: Sample submitted - Tests complete

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: None.
Jewelry: None.
Additional Personal Items: None.

Circumstances of Discovery
A mushroom picker discovered the **** body of a woman 42 feet down an embankment on old US 522 near Hancock Bridge approximately 3/10 of a mile from the Maryland/West Virginia state line.

Leads took investigators to Columbus, Ohio, but no identification could be made. Maryland State Police originally handled the case, but it was turned over to the West Virginia State Police.

In 2007, the body was exhumed to collect DNA. She is buried in the Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.

Some agencies list June 1950 as the date of discovery, but various news articles indicate that May is the correct date.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: West Virginia State Police
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 304-258-0000
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: UD1950Morgan

Agency Name: NamUs
Agency Contact Person: Regina Reynolds
Agency Phone Number: 304-558-6921 ext. 4017
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 10026

NCIC Case Number: Not entered
NamUs Case Number: 10026

Information Source(s)
NamUs

Admin Notes
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 10/18/2016


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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/27/blink-sarah-honan_n_6943006.html

60 Years Of Jane Doe Portraits Give Nameless Women The Attention They Deserve
By Katherine Brooks



On May 10, 1950, the body of an unidentified woman with red hair and freckles was found in Bath, West Virginia. An unnamed individual had been mushroom hunting along U.S. Route 522 when he stumbled upon the Jane Doe. Forensic experts determined that she was between 35 and 50 years old at the time of her death, and that she had undergone a hysterectomy and appendectomy her scars said as much. But little more knowledge came of investigations.

She remains anonymous to this day.

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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Berkeley Springs


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A mushroom picker discovered the **** body of a woman 42 feet down an embankment on old US 522 near Hancock Bridge approximately 3/10 of a mile from the Maryland/West Virginia state line.


View north along US 522 just after entering West Virginia from Virginia



US 522 bridge, Hancock. West Virginia



The southern banks of the Potomac River represent the West Virginia state line. U.S. 522 enters Morgan County at the West Virginia Secondary 1 (River Road)


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Six miles separate Hancock with Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The WV town is officially the town of Bath, but is signed as Berkeley Springs.



Crossing the Potomac River, the US 522 Bridge was built to connect Hancock, Maryland to Burnt Factory, Morgan County, West Virginia.


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In 2007, the body was. exhumed to collect DNA. She is buried in the Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs

Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia




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