All tagged Murder

Jackson County John Doe

The state of Wisconsin seems to have a disproportionate number of dismembered victims. One theory behind this strange phenomenon is the people in Wisconsin like to hunt and therefore are more familiar and comfortable dissecting a once living creature. While a lot of people in Wisconsin love their hunting, hunting is an activity that is cherished all over the United States and is certainly not limited to the Mid-West. Going back through news archives, the oldest dismembered victim I could find is that of the Jackson County John Doe discovered in 1978.

Columbia County Jane Doe

On May 8th 1982, a passerby noticed something strange on the side of Petra Road. There, merely 60 feet from the pavement was the badly decomposed body of a female. Authorities did everything they could at the time in hopes of identifying her but by 1987, the case had gone cold and the remains were laid to rest in Wyocena, Wisconsin as a Jane Doe.

Barron County John Doe

On September 21, 1982 a group of loggers discovered the body of an unidentified male while working on a private property. Very little could be determined about who this individual had been in life as the body had been exposed to the elements for so long. Investigators from the Barron County’s sheriff’s department have worked tirelessly for the last 36 years in hopes of identifying and reuniting John Doe with his loved ones.

Racine County Jane Doe

In the early morning hours of July 21st 1999, two individuals who were out walking came upon a sad and disturbing scene. They stumbled upon the body of a deceased female who appeared to have a broken arm as it was sticking out at an odd angle. They alerted the local authorities who rushed to the scene. Law Enforcement has spent the last 19 years trying to identify the female and figure out how she came to be discarded on the side of the road.