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Investigators Dig Up Jane Doe and Test Technology

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LONGVIEW, Texas -

There is a young woman buried in White Cemetery in Longview, Texas.  The name on her head stone reads "Jane Doe."  Gregg County investigators have been trying to solve her gruesome murder since October 2006.

"Well it's a very vicious crime You know she had to have gone through hell," says Gregg County Investigator Kirk Haddix.
Investigators believe she may have been raped, murdered and then burned beyond recognition, but investigators don't know her name or where she comes from and more importantly who killed her. 
 
Here is what they know:
-  Oct. 29, 2006, two men target shooting on an oil lease north of Texas 31 in Kilgore made the grim discovery of her body burning on a wood pile.
-  Investigators say she was wearing slightly faded blue jeans, size 7/8. The brand was "One     Tough Chick."  Inside the pockets were two burnt 20-dollar bills.
-  She was also wearing a purple v-neck sweater or shirt. 
-  She may have been raped because forensic investigators found semen.
 
With the help of forensic anthropologist with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children they used the woman's skull to recreate a clay reconstruction of "Jane Doe" back in 2006. They determined she was 18-21 years old, white or Hispanic and stood at about 5'4, weighing about 96 pounds. 
 
All this information was released in 2006 and then re-released in 2008.
Investigators said leads began to pour in, but none of them led them to her murderer or told them who she was.
 
Determined to solve this case, Gregg County investigators dug up her body and had her skull CAT-scanned because new technology has been developed that recreates a better picture of what someone looks like.  Similar technology has been used to recreate a likeness of historical figures, from an Egyptian pharaoh to England's Henry VIII. 

The 3D recreation of "Jane Doe" will not be available until later on this month.
However the Gregg County Sheriff Department does have a person of interest.
His name is Joseph Wayne Burnette. He is a convicted sex offender with a history of assaults on women. Burnette has denied any wrong doing.  He is currently serving a 10 year prison sentence in a Texas state prison for failing to register as a sex offender.

If you know anything about Burnette, who the girl might be, or anything about this case call Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP

 








 

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