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1950 Morgan County Jane Doe

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  • Last updated: March 19, 2023
  • Morgan County, WV
  • May 10, 1950

Overview of 1950 Morgan County Jane Doe

A mushroom picker discovered the nude body of a woman 42 feet down an embankment on old US 522 near Hancock Bridge approximately 3/10 of a mile from the Maryland/West Virginia state line.

Leads took investigators to Columbus, Ohio, but no identification could be made. Maryland State Police originally handled the case, but it was turned over to the West Virginia State Police.

In 2007, the body was exhumed to collect DNA. She is buried in the Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.

Some agencies list June 1950 as the date of discovery, but various news articles indicate that May is the correct date.

Estimated Date of Death: 2 days prior State of Remains: Recognizable face Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation

Dentals: Available. Natural teeth. Fingerprints: Not available. Information was available with the FBI at one time. DNA: Samples submitted - tests complete.

Clothing: None Jewelry: None Additional Personal Items: None

The Doe Network Case Number: 512UFWV


  1. Date Found:May 10, 1950
  2. NAMUS Number:10026
  3. Race:Caucasian / White
  4. Gender:Female
  5. Height:5'5"
  6. Weight:125 to 130 lbs
  7. Hair Color:Red/Auburn
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