Knowing that is the first step in learning who killed her, either by blunt-force trauma or multiple gunshots, information they’ve known for years. They are not sure if she died in the field or was put there after her violent death.
Northrup has been coroner since 2004 and worked part-time as a deputy coroner for three years prior to that. Jane Doe is the only unidentified person among his office’s case files in all that time.
Based on what analysts came up with from isotopes taken from Jane Doe’s tooth enamel, they believe she was “most likely” born in Urbana; southeastern Illinois; Nashville, Tenn.; Springfield, Mo.; or the area north of Topeka, Kan.
In addition to the new information based on the isotope analysis, Northrup said his office is also awaiting results from specialists in genetic genealogy in hopes that