The Doe Network:
Case File 150UFFL

Reconstruction of Victim

Unidentified White Female

Vital Statistics

Case History
The woman, known only as Jane Doe 96, was found murdered in the tall reeds of the backwaters of Warren Bayou on May 30, 1996 at 11:00. She was raped and killed on a dirt road near the Steam Plant canal six weeks before her discovery. Her remains were so deteriorated that it made identification impossible, but there were 2 complete fingerprints and a partial one that were able to be obtained.
She was last seen alive leaving Tan Fannie's, a topless bar, on Beck Avenue the night of April 20, 1996 with a man who was convicted of her murder, Billy Frank Hansen. Investigators have reason to believe that the woman tried to contact a friend at an apartment on Beck Avenue the night she allegedly was killed, but that person has not been located or identified as of this date.
Hansen said he and a friend were out drinking at Tan Fannie's topless bar on Beck Avenue when they met the victim. Hansen said he and his friend arrived at the bar around 22.00 and left around 3:30. He said that the woman asked for a ride home, but was so drunk that she didn't notice when they bypassed it. Hansen's friend was driving and Hansen sat in back. The woman sat in front, Hansen said. His friend said that the woman told Hansen that she would have sex with him, but then she demanded money.
Hansen is serving 21.8 years of prison time for the second-degree murder of this woman.

Location where the woman was murdered. Photos taken 4/4/2003 by Liz Chipman

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Bay County Sheriff's Office
Detective Harbuck
Medical Examiner District 14

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Source Information: The Newsherald

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