Episode 090 - The Horrifying Murder of Little Jane Doe

Little Jane Doe Trace Evidence

On February 28th, 1983, two men made a grisly discovery in the basement of an abandoned building in St. Louis, Missouri. There, beneath some debris, they discovered the lifeless body of a young black female. The victim had been bound, assaulted, strangled and decapitated post-mortem.

Due to the absence of a head, identifying the victim would prove challenging and any connections that could be made to a possible suspect based on that ID was impossible. The child was given the name of Little Jane Doe, and for nearly forty years, her murder has haunted the St. Louis Police Department.

Who is Little Jane Doe, who murdered her and will she ever receive justice?

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