Reconstruction created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children of what Jane Doe may have looked like during her life. The photo was created based on the description of medical examiners and should not be the sole identification factor.
Nickname Given: Racine County Jane Doe
Date Found: 1999
Location: Raymond, Racine County, WI
Country Found: United States
Estimated Year of Death: 1999
Estimated Age: Between 18 and 30
Race: White Sex: Female
Height: 5’8″ Weight: 120 pounds
Hair Color: Curly/Wavy Brown Eye Color: Brown or Hazel
Clothing: Man’s gray or silver country western-style shirt with pearlized snap buttons and a red floral pattern on the chest, black sweat pants
Dental: Her two upper front teeth protruded slightly, a rotated incisor, and she had several missing or decayed teeth
Other: Both of her ears were double-pierced. She had no jewelry on her, had healed scars on her shins, and was barefoot when found
Racine County Jane Doe was wearing a shirt similar to the one pictured
Racine County Police have been trying to determine the identity of an unidentified female discovered in a corn field on 92nd Street between 6 and 7 Mile roads in Raymond by a man walking his dog on July 21, 1999.
She had been abused and murdered and according to reports in the weeks before her murder she suffered blunt force trauma to many different parts of her body. She was also malnourished and showed signs of being sexually assaulted. Her left ear was battered, commonly referred to as “Cauliflower Ear”.
Retired Racine County Detective Eileen Reilly, who led the search for clues on the identity of the Jane Doe, said she believed the young woman could possibly be from another country.
Reilly told The Journal Times during the height of the investigation, that the victim had hired a caregiver for her mother who was not a United States citizen.
After the discovery over a decade ago, media and journalists spoke about the case with representatives from the Milwaukee office of the FBI since human traffickers used O’Hare International Airport as a transportation hub. According to the website enddemandillinois.org Chicago’s central location makes the airport a target destination for traffickers. That site’s goal is to reduce the demand for the sex trade by “shifting law enforcement’s attention to sex traffickers and people who buy sex, while proposing a network of support for survivors of the sex trade.”
Chicago’s central geographic location, regionally divided and often insular ethnic communities, transportation infrastructure, and the O’Hare International Airport make the city an ideal location for traffickers to bring victims into Illinois and transport them to other cities and states. This would explain why, after twelve years, the identity of the victim is still unknown.
Or, perhaps Racine County Jane Doe arrived in USA as an Au-Pair who met up with the wrong people. In 1999 the demand for Au-Pairs from Eastern Europe, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic were strong.
NCIC Case#: 1005141
Updates on the case are available on the Jane Doe Racine County, Wisconsin Facebook page.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Racine County Investigator Tom Knaus (262) 636-3367 and/or Tracy Hintz at (262) 636-3190.
Anonymous tips can also be left with Crime Stoppers of Racine County at 1-888-636-9330, email: http://racine.crimestoppersweb.com, or text message: RACS to 274637(CRIMES).