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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 02:40 AM

A skeleton with a hole in the head found in 1975 is no longer just a 'Jane Doe' -- thanks in part to

A skeleton with a hole in the head found in 1975 is no longer just a ‘Jane Doe’ — thanks in part to Internet sleuths


The human skeleton stuck in the mud along the banks of the Rocky River took the three boys by surprise.

The year was 1975. They were hiking in the woods, in Strongsville, Ohio, near Cleveland, when they found it there, as they would soon tell police. The skeleton was missing most of its flesh and part of its jaw, and the boys couldn't see it then but it also had a small hole in its skull.

The wound came from a .25-caliber bullet, which fit "snugly" in the hole in the left temple, the Cuyahoga County coroner wrote in the 1975 autopsy report. The body appeared to belong to a white female who was "about 20" and little else was known about her except that she died of homicide, the coroner ruled. Her name was "Unknown White Female Bones," and because no one claimed her she was buried in an unmarked pauper's grave in Potter's Field at a Cleveland cemetery.

She would stay there for more than 40 years, all but forgotten except by her family - until seemingly out of nowhere a 23-year-old college student working on a family genealogy research project came across "Unknown White Female Bones" in the cemetery index, in 2014.

Read more: https://www.wacotrib.com/news/trending/a-skeleton-with-a-hole-in-the-head-found-in/article_7684f5da-aad9-5580-ae75-53fa67618bf8.html

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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 03:37 AM

1. Fascinating

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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 03:40 AM

2. A heartfelt thanks to the people who were able to help find her

Small things can make a big difference, and now I can only hope that they find the person who did this.

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