The AG of Ohio has issued this News Release asking for help identifying a woman found dead in Cincinnati last year:
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco and the Cincinnati Police Department today unveiled a forensic reconstruction of an unidentified woman found deceased in Cincinnati on May 31, 2018.
“No one should slip alone and unknown into the night,” Yost said. “Someone will recognize this woman ... she has a name. Let’s give her the dignity of recognizing that she has left this world.”
“One of the many responsibilities of the coroner is identifying our patients,” Dr. Sammarco said. “Sometimes we have to go to extraordinary measures to do so. In those circumstances, we rely on our partners to assist us. BCI investigators have been very helpful in facilitating those extra measures.”
A forensic artist with the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation created a clay facial reconstruction of the woman at the request of the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office. The Ohio State University also assisted by using a 3D printer to create a replica skull. BCI’s Criminal Intelligence Unit released a corresponding public bulletin about the case today.
Jane Doe was located beside a playground near an apartment complex at 421 Glenwood Ave. She is believed to be between 35 and 60 years old, 5’3” to 5’10” tall with brown and gray hair. She was wearing a gray tank top and gray pajama pants and did not have any tattoos or prominent scars. “Schrader” was written in black marker on the tag of the pants.
Anyone with information on this case should contact BCI at (740) 845-2406 or the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office at (513) 946-8739.
In addition to facial reconstruction models, BCI’s forensic artist is available to assist local law enforcement with the creation of post-mortem images and age-progression photographs to help locate missing persons.
BCI also offers the Ohio LINK (Linking Individuals Not Known) Program, a free service to police, coroners and families of missing individuals. The LINK Program was established through the Attorney General's office in 1999 to help match DNA taken from family members of missing individuals to DNA from unidentified remains. Samples of DNA submitted by family members as part of the LINK Program are compared only to DNA samples of unidentified remains submitted through similar programs nationwide.
Law enforcement officials or family members of missing persons interested in learning more about the services that BCI's Missing Persons Unit provides should call 855-BCI-OHIO (855-224-6446).