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1975 New Haven County Jane Doe

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  • Last updated: April 18, 2023
  • East Haven, CT
  • August 16, 1975

Overview of 1975 New Haven County Jane Doe

Who is 1975 New Haven County Jane Doe?

The woman's body was found by a truck driver on a rainy August 16, 1975, floating in a drainage ditch behind the former Bradlees department store on Frontage Road.

She was wrapped in a canvas tarpaulin and she was gagged and bound by black antenna wire around her neck, waist and knees. One undisclosed item used to gag the victim indicated the murder happened locally. Police believe she was killed somewhere else and dumped on Frontage Road. She died of asphyxiation by suffocation several days prior to discovery. The murder may have also been premeditated, due to the extensive binding of the body. It is believed she originated from a middle-class or affluent family due to the dental care evident as well as the possibility she had plastic surgery. Authorities also noted she was probably not from the local area. Dried white paint spots on the tarpaulin might indicate the murderer had connections with the painting trade. A suspect, Glen Askeborn, emerged in the case. Askeborn, a cross-dresser who also used the alias "Samantha Glenner," is responsible for at least one other similar murder, which occurred in Maine. Askeborn denied involvement in the Jane Doe's death.

Additional Information

Identifiers Dentals: Available. Probable orthodontic care.

Fingerprints: Available.

DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items: None.

Jewelry: Silver metal circlet earrings

Additional Personal Items: None.


  1. Date Found:August 16, 1975
  2. NAMUS Number:UP10796
  3. Race:White / Caucasian
  4. Gender:Female
  5. Height:5'5" to 5'6"
  6. Weight:125 lbs.
  7. Hair Color:Brown
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