Author Topic: VERNON COUNTY JANE DOE: WF, 50-63, found with hands removed in WI - 4 May 1984 *GRAPHIC*  (Read 210 times)


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Catching her killer: New possible lead in Jane Doe case
Author: Pauleen Le,
Published On: May 03 2013 06:42:30 PM CDT

VERNON CO., Wis. -

It's what some say is as close as it gets to a perfect murder. In 1984, a woman’s body was found brutally beaten on the side of a county road near Westby.

Investigators are working on a new tip that could be the one needed to catch her killer.

Saturday marks the 29th anniversary of her murder. To this day, 29 years later, she still remains a Jane Doe. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Department said the homicide rate in the county is virtually nonexistent.

“I'm just surprised that someone out there doesn't know who she is,” said Sheriff John Spears of the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department.

On the night of May 4, 1984, three teenagers found a woman's body off Old Line Road near Westby.

Investigators are still waiting for the DNA results to come back to see if the two women are related or if it's a tip they need to rule out.

In the meantime, they still need the public's help. This is the most up-to-date information we have on Jane Doe:

Investigators said Jane Doe was in her 50s to mid 60s when she was found. She had brownish grey colored hair with blue eyes. She was about 5 feet and a half-inch tall and weighed around 150 pounds.

Anyone with tips or information should contact the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department at 608-637-2123.