Author Topic: LITTLETON WETZEL JANE DOE: WF, 30-40, found along US Route 250 in WV - 13 Feb 1983 - dentures  (Read 41 times)


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Case File: 56UFWV
The Doe Network

Unidentified Female
Date of Discovery: February 13, 1983
Location of Discovery: Littleton, Wetzel County, West Virginia
Estimated Date of Death: Two days prior to discovery
State of Remains: Unknown
Cause of Death: Possible suffocation

Physical Description

** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 35-40 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Hair Color: Auburn, medium length.
Eye Color: Possibly brown.
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scar on index finger. Caesarean scar. Double pierced ears. Orange painted toenails. Shaved legs and underarms. Blood type is B.
Dentals: Available. Immediate type upper denture. Teeth #17, #18 and #32 of the lower mandible are missing. Tooth #19 Buccal pit amalgam and occlusal amalgam. Tooth #30 MO amalgam and large Buccal amalgam pit. Tooth #31 occlusal amalgam, slight mobility.
Fingerprints: Unknown.
DNA: Available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: None located.
Jewelry: Unknown.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown.

Case History
An elderly couple spotted what they believed to be a body or mannequin lying face down in the snow over a hill near US Route 250.

The woman had been dead for two days but she was dropped off only a few hours before being found. Snow had fallen over the three previous days but there was no snow on top of the body. There were fresh tracks and footprints near the body.

West Virginia State Police troopers were looking for a white male in his 40s in connection with the case. He described the man as weighing between 185 and 200 pounds and standing about 5 feet, 10 inches tall. The man was apparently spotted in the area where her body was found.

It's possible that she may have worked at, frequented or lived near a bar in Wheeling. There appeared to be no evidence of a struggle or of sexual assault or signs of violence.

The unidentified woman was given a funeral and buried in the family plot of a couple who "adopted" her.

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

Agency Name: West Virginia State Police
Agency Contact Person: Investigator Sergeant Danny Swiger
Agency Phone Number: 304-329-1101

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

Information Source(s)
WVSP Cold Case Investigator
News Register Archive
Daily Mail News Archive
ID Wanted Organization