Artistic renderings of the victim; Victim's clothing and jewelry
Date of Discovery: July 15, 1982
Location of Discovery: Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey
Estimated Date of Death: Less than a week prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Homicide by blunt force trauma to the head
Estimated Age: 14-20 years old
Height: 5'2" to 5'4"
Weight: 90-100 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown, straight and shoulder-length.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Her left ear was double-pierced. It is unknown if her right ear was pierced. No earrings were recovered. She wore nail polish on her right fingernails only. No previous fractures. The victim may have had alcohol in her system when she died. She was not pregnant when she died, and had never given birth. Due to the condition of her body, it is impossible to know if she had unique scars or marks on her face.
Dentals: Available. Crowding in the lower anterior teeth. Two front teeth are slightly darker than the rest. Teeth were in fairly good condition. A few dental fillings were present.
Jewelry: Gold-colored chain with small white beads and a 14-karat gold cross with an ornate design.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
The partially clad victim, known as Princess Doe, was discovered in a wooded area at the north end of Cedar Ridge Cemetery on Route 94 in Blairstown.
She had been severely beaten prior to her death. Her face had been bludgeoned beyond recognition.
Arthur Kinlaw confessed to killing the victim in 1999, claiming she was a prostitute. His wife, Donna, claimed to have seen the victim with her husband, who apparently killed the victim and threatened her if she was to turn him in. Police, however, doubt their credibility and never charged Arthur Kinlaw with the victim's murder.
Police believe Princess Doe was from the Long Island, New York area, and was estranged from her family.
It was suspected for a period of time that Princess Doe was Diane Dye of California and newspapers sensationalized the story, claiming that Dye was identified as the vicitim. DNA later ruled Dye out from the case.
In 2012, a sample of her hair and a tooth were examined through isotope analysis and indicated that the victim was most likely born in the United States. The sample of her hair indicated that she had lived at least seven to ten months in the Midwestern or Northeastern United States. The tooth sample indicated she could possibly be from Arizona.
Agency Name: New Jersey State Police
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 800-709-7090
Agency E-Mail: missingp(at)gw.njsp.org
Agency Case Number: Unknown
Agency Name: Warren County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 908-213-2800
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 21820165/9182
NCIC Case Number: U630870962
NamUs Case Number: 1513
NCMEC Case Number: 1102461
New Jersey State Police
Princess Doe Website
Wikipedia - Princess Doe
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Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 10/29/16
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