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Case File: 187UFMA

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Reconstruction of Victim and victim's clothing, glasses and jewelry

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: October 6, 1995
  • Location of Discovery: Tolland State Forest, Massachusetts
  • Estimated Date of Death: 4-8 days prior
  • State of Remains: Not stated
  • Cause of Death: Homicide-The victim was shot once in the head with a .45 caliber bullet
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 30-45 years
  • Race: She is a light skinned female of unknown race. Possibly Black or Hispanic.
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'2 to 5'4
  • Weight: 120 - 140 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown hair with some graying
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available (X-Rays) Upper and lower bridge work with only a few of her own natural teeth left. The dentures appear to be inexpensively made.
  • Fingerprints: Available
  • DNA: Available; nucDNA at Massachusetts Police Forensics & Technology Center and mtDNA at New Jersey State Police Office of Forensic Sciences.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: She was wearing the clothes that appears in the pictures. A unique drawstring hooded sweatshirt with the word Trends in a diamond on the left chest (sold in & around upstate NY). The sweatshirt also had a red and black Aztec print on the hood, sleeves and pouch pockets. Bill Blass pleated jeans size 8, size 40B bra, a maroon, long-sleeved, Sarah Morgan velor shirt and navy blue Passport shoes with gold studs (size 7 1/2). She was not wearing socks and her toenails were painted red.
  • Jewelry: She was wearing several silver rings, a plastic ring on her left index finger and a metal ring on her right index finger, dangling silver earrings and had a gold watch with a black face on her left wrist.
  • Additional Personal Items: Eyeglasses with a prescription of 4.25 0.50 x 180 O.D., 3.50 0.25 x 170, in size 52/16-135 maroon/gold frames from the Metaline Collection (#7) line from Value Eyewear Inc., of Clifton, N.J., manufactured in China.
  • Case History

    The victim was found partially decomposed on October 6, 1995, next to the Tolland State Forest, in Tolland, in western Massachusetts along the Connecticut border. There was no identification on the body, which was discovered by a camper who was filling his trailer with drinking water. She had no sleeping gear. Authorities believe the woman was shot in the same area where her body was found - near a station where campers dispose of trash and sewage.

    An FBI data bank found no matches for her fingerprints, indicating she probably had never been arrested. Along with contacting police nationwide, the authorities have especially canvassed the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and New England areas.

    She may have spent time in Albany area of New York. Isotopes from her hair show that she could have spent the better part of a year in the Capital District. She was wearing a style of sweatshirt that was only sold in three stores in this part of the country: all three of those stores were in the Capital Region. The sweatshirt could only have been purchased in 1994 at a now defunct store called The Stockroom. The Stockroom had locations at either the Rotterdam Square Mall, Wilton Mall or the Northway Mall. The victim also had a pack of Carlton cigarettes that had a New York state tax stamp. The stamp itself was used by a company in Latham, which distributed cigarettes throughout the Capital Region. Evidence links this case with another homicide; eight days earlier, another "Jane Doe" was discovered behind a shopping plaza in New Britain, Connecticut. Each woman had been shot in the head and has remained unidentified. The women may be related.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Massachusetts State Police SPDU/Hampden
  • Agency Contact Person: Lt. Stephen Griffin
  • Agency Phone Number: 413-505-5937
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: Unknown
  • NCIC Case Number: U871974011
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • Review of Optometry

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