South Carolina September 09, 2017
5 Unidentified Murder Victims In South Carolina That Will Chill You To The Bone
Thousands of people are murdered each year in the U.S. And even with today’s forensic technology some still go unidentified. We uncovered five unidentified murder victims here in the Palmetto State, although it stands to reason there are many more. Much satisfaction, as a community, can be gained by identifying the five people listed below – and by helping bring their killers to justice. Not only will the families finally have some closure, but also their killer(s) may finally have to pay for their crimes.
Jane Done and Jock Doe - bodies discovered in Sumter County
In the early morning hours of August 9,1976 a young couple was dropped off at this dirt road in Lynchburg not far from Interstate 95. Each was then shot in the back. Authorities believe they may have picked up a hitchhiker who carjacked the pair and then murdered them for their car. The weapon used on each was a .357 caliber revolver.
1. Jane Doe had reddish brown, shoulder length hair and bluish-gray eyes.
She had two distinct moles on the left side of her face near her mouth. Jane Doe was wearing a pink front-tying halter top with a white blouse over it and denim cutoff shorts.
2. Jock Doe had longer brown hair, brown eyes and very bushy eyebrows.
He was 6 feet tall and had an olive complexion. A forensic dentist determined his age was approximately 27.
Both victims were believed to have come from an affluent family and were later determined via DNA to not be related.
A year after the bodies were discovered, a man was pulled over for speeding in Latta and officers found a .357 caliber revolver his vehicle. Test firings determined it was the gun that killed Jane and Jock Doe. But the man wasn't charged because there was insufficient evidence against him.
More information on the Sumter County Does can be found
. If you have, or anyone you know has any information that may help authorities identify these two murder victims or help bring their killer to justice, you can contact the
Sumter County Sheriff's Office
at (803) 436-2000.
Three victims were discovered in Aiken County in about the same vicinity, but years apart.
In 1987, 1991 and 1993 gruesome discoveries were made along Johnston Highway near Shaw Creek. In a wooded area near the creek the bodies of three different murder victims would be discovered years apart. One of them has been identified, but the other two remain a mystery.
3. Jane Doe was of African American and possibly Asian descent.
She was thought to be between the ages of 17 and 25 and stood between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall. This Jane Doe had a serious overbite. Hair analysis determined she had previously used cocaine. Her nose showed signs of having been broken and that it had healed. More information on Jane Doe can be found
4. Aiken County Jane Doe Two (3D reconstruction shown below)
A second unidentified female murder victim was discovered in the same vicinity six years later. Both bodies had been found nude; however Jane Doe Two had been stabbed and burned. A reconstruction of what her face may have looked like is shown above. This Jane Doe was determined to be between the ages of 25 and 32 and was approximately 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 7 inches in height. It was determined she had been dead for around one to three years.
If you have any information regarding the identities of Jane Doe One and Jane Doe Two, then please contact the Aiken County South Carolina Sheriff's Office at (803) 642-1761.
A Beaufort County Jane Doe was discovered in Yemassee more than 20 years ago.
On May 24, 1995 the unidentified body of a Jane Doe was found laying face down on the ground near Yemassee, South Carolina.
5. Beaufort County's Jane Doe
After some examination it was thought she'd been lying face up immediately after her death and that her body had been moved to where it was found and placed face down.
She was determined to be between 30 and 35 years old and stood 5 feet 3 inches tall. Beaufort County's Jane Doe had a scar from a caesarean birth, and had undergone a hysterectomy. Her hair had been dyed red but was naturally brown. The image above is a digital enhancement. Other sketches can be seen
at this link.
If you have any information about the identity of this Jane Doe, or have information regarding the manner in which she may have died or who may have moved her body after she died, then please contact the
Beaufort County Sheriffs Department
at (843) 255-3200.
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