Two Months After She Was Found Dead at Bus Stop, Dallas PD Needs Help ID'ing Jane Doe

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A little while ago, the Dallas Police Department dispatched to media the drawing you see at right. It's of a woman police believe to be in her 60s, but the department can't be certain -- because, at the moment, it doesn't even know her name.

Says Senior Corporal Kevin Janse, a department spokesman, she was discovered July 23 at a bus stop in the 2900 block of W. Camp Wisdom. He says the Dallas County Medical Examiners Office has yet to determine a cause of death, but that there was no evidence of "homicidal violence." He says it took two months to release the drawing, done by a crime-scene tech dispatched to the morgue, because homicide detective have tried "so many other avenues," including checking local and out-of-town databases for missing persons and dental records.

"We'd like to get some closure to the family and find out who she is," Janse says. "She's a Jane Doe right now. No one has yet come forward. That's what we hope this will accomplish -- that someone will come forward and say, 'I know who she is.' There are so many avenues homicide tries, and all have come up empty."

Janse says it's rare that the department would send out a photo of a Jane Doe; usually, he says, "we identify them." Anyone who recognizes the woman is asked to call the Dallas County Medical Examiner at (214) 920-5900 or the Dallas PD Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3661. (Update: No, that "DTown" is not a tattoo, but the artist's signature.)
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Daily Reader
Daily Reader

Is her hair short and blond?  Is one side of her face noticeably larger or swollen than the other side?  (looks like she just left the dentist's office)  A few more details in the description would help.

Paul
Paul

This is so sad.  No one should ever have to end up like this.

And to think that the important issues are mothballing 1 firetruck, whether or not bars can stay open past midnight on Lower Greenville, a pos faux waterfall on the Trinity, redistricting a city council based on race, where the garbage goes and a "vision" for the old Valley View mall.

I think we lost track of our priorities somewhere along the line.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

It appears from the drawing she may be related to the Yeti..which is indigenous to the Himalayan mountains..but with that neck tat and recent climate changes in the Bestoplex..I find it highly unlikely.

El Rey
El Rey

So the DPD crime scene tech signs his drawings with "DTown"??? Maybe some discreet initials would be more appropriate.

LG
LG

Not to be too callous, but if the family needed closure, they would have probably identified her by now. Sad to say, this poor woman probably died alone in the world, or at least not in the minds of her next-of-kin. RIP.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Actually, I asked that very question: Is it the artist's signature or, say, a tattoo? Awaiting a response. Will update when it arrives.

Russp
Russp

Sadly I have to agree. If this woman had anyone in the area to care about her, they would have reported her missing by now. Will this picture go out to a national data base for people reported missing, perhaps she is from somewhere else?

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Yes: I was just told that is indeed the artist's signature.

For the record...
For the record...

Since it detracts from the purpose, that is, identification; and since it's a rather affected vanity; then the signature should be at one of the corners, preferably lower right, where it's clearly not part of the image. Seriously, save that stylization for personal work, as this is official police business.

jason
jason

That is bizarre.  When I first looked at the picture I was wondering if that was the artists' signature.  Then, I thought, 'oh, no.  that's a tattoo she has.', thinking it would actually help in finding out who this person is with a D Town tattoo on their neck.  

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