Two Months After She Was Found Dead at Bus Stop, Dallas PD Needs Help ID'ing Jane Doe
A little while ago, the Dallas Police Department dispatched to media the drawing you see at right. It's of a woman police believe to be in her 60s, but the department can't be certain -- because, at the moment, it doesn't even know her name.
Says Senior Corporal Kevin Janse, a department spokesman, she was discovered July 23 at a bus stop in the 2900 block of W. Camp Wisdom. He says the Dallas County Medical Examiners Office has yet to determine a cause of death, but that there was no evidence of "homicidal violence." He says it took two months to release the drawing, done by a crime-scene tech dispatched to the morgue, because homicide detective have tried "so many other avenues," including checking local and out-of-town databases for missing persons and dental records.
"We'd like to get some closure to the family and find out who she is," Janse says. "She's a Jane Doe right now. No one has yet come forward. That's what we hope this will accomplish -- that someone will come forward and say, 'I know who she is.' There are so many avenues homicide tries, and all have come up empty."
Janse says it's rare that the department would send out a photo of a Jane Doe; usually, he says, "we identify them." Anyone who recognizes the woman is asked to call the Dallas County Medical Examiner at (214) 920-5900 or the Dallas PD Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3661. (Update: No, that "DTown" is not a tattoo, but the artist's signature.)
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