On May 25, 1981 authorities recovered a body of an unidentified deceased white female from a low water crossing off Highway MM north of Dixon, Missouri. The woman, estimated to be between age 25 and 40, had suffered trauma to her face and had been strangled with pantyhose.

Her death is considered a homicide.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office has been determined to identify Jane Doe. With new technology, they now have another opport​​unity to accomplish that through DNA Doe Project. The DNA Doe Project is an all-volunteer organization that uses genetic genealogy to identify John and Jane Does.

To help raise funds to cover the costs, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Volunteers will be auctioning a Ruger American Predator Rifle. You may stop by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office to purchase your chance to win it and help our community.

The drawing is September 10. You do not need to be present to win. However, the winner must be able to legally possess a firearm.

Any questions or information on the case can be referred to Detective Renno or the PCSD Tip Line at 573-774-7948.

More on Jane Doe:

The woman’s race is undetermined – possibly white with a mixture of Native American or Hispanic. The victim was likely born in the United States and had probably lived in Missouri for only a few years before her death, based on an analysis of strontium and lead in her body. She most likely grew up in Southeastern U.S.When found, she was wearing clothes but no shoes were located.

Read more about the DNA Doe Project at http://dnadoeproject.org/