Cold case could get more answers after body is exhumed

Jane Doe sketch

FARIBAULT COUNTY, Minn. – A Jane Doe cold case, more than 34 years old, could be seeing more answers soon, after a woman’s body is exhumed in Faribault County on Tuesday.

It’s a case dating back to May of 1980.  That’s when a farmer found a woman’s decomposed body in a ditch, off of Interstate 90, near Blue Earth. A report from the medical examiner at the time, showed she was Caucasian and may have been between 20 to 35-years-old.  An artist’s drawing shows an idea of what she might have looked like.

Now that her body has been exhumed, DNA testing, 3D scans and an isotopic analysis will be performed, to get clues about her death.  Debi Anderson, a concerned Minnesota woman, launched a website 13 years ago to raise awareness about the case.  Anderson has been working with the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office since then.  Anderson says, she is not sure how long it will take to get results from the tests, but they could start coming in about a month from now.

For more information on the case, you can visit Anderson’s website: https://mavdisk.mnsu.edu/bittid/welcome.htm

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