On September 16, 2003, firefighters in Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia were called to a residence at 506 7th Street, where a fire was ablaze in one of the bedrooms. Upon dousing the flames, they came upon two deceased individuals and one who was unconscious, but still alive. All three had their hands duct-taped behind their backs, and along with injuries sustained from the fire, all had gunshot wounds.
Unfortunately, the one live individual – a male – would never regain consciousness and passed away as a result of his injuries at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Upon Jane Doe’s remains being brought in for examination, it was determined that her cause of death was homicide, with the fatal wound being a gunshot to her mouth.
Jane Doe was a Hispanic female of between 15 to 25 years of age. She had a petite build, standing between 5’1″ and 5’2″ and weighing approximately 101 pounds. Her black hair was cut short and was described as having been straight and fine, and her eyes were brown. While she wasn’t wearing any clothing when found, she is said to have had yellow-metal earrings in her ears.
According to those who knew her, her name may have possibly been “Andrea”.
Eventually, there would be a trial for the man who killed not only Jane Doe, but the two other males who had been found with her. During the trial, a witness came forward to say that the three had been murdered after they refused to pay for the drugs they’d been given by the defendant, which they had intended to sell. According to her, the events of the day went as such: Jane Doe had thrown a quantity of highly-diluted, powdered meth back at the man, which resulted in him bringing her into the bedroom, binding her with duct tape, covering her head with a garbage bag and shooting her in the mouth. The same was done to the men. After the three shootings, the man had forced the witness to douse the scene with kerosene in order to hide and destroy the evidence. A conviction was secured in 2008.
CASE CONTACT INFORMATION:
According to The Doe Network, Jane Doe’s dentals are currently pending for comparison. Her DNA and fingerprints are not available.
Those with information regarding the identity of Jane Doe are asked to contact the Decatur office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 404-270-8151 or its regional office at 706-624-1424.
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