MCSO Special Investigations Unit Partners with Othram Inc. to Identify 1971 Homicide Victim The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing their investigation into a 1971 cold case homicide. On January 23, 1971, the victim was located in the desert area near a dirt road,
2.2 miles east of US Hwy 93 on Hackberry Road. The victim has never been identified and several attempts have been made since recovering the victim to uncover her identity and what happened to her.
In April 2022, SIU Investigators reached out to Othram Inc. to determine if advanced DNA testing and Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing could help give insight into the identity of this woman and the circumstances surrounding her untimely death. MCSO has already committed $1,000 to the cause and is asking for assistance from the community to give her justice and provide closure to her family who has been looking for her. A DNA profile has been successfully composed for Jane Doe, and the money collected will assist Othram Inc. in uploading the DNA profile into national databases to identify potential family members of the victim. Othram, Inc. has established a DNASolves crowd funding website to raise the remaining $6,500 to conduct the Investigative Genetic Genealogy (IGG). The hope is that the community will open its heart and help finally give her a name.
The “Mohave County Jane Doe” DNASolves page is https://dnasolves.com/articles/mohave-county-jane-doe-1971/