Boulder Jane Doe Identified
Chesapeake Bay Division of the International Association for Identification
On the afternoon of October 23rd, 2009, I had just returned home from picking up the mail and receiving my Fall 2009 copy of the Chesapeake Examiner. There it was - the cover story about the efforts of historian Silvia Pettem and the Boulder County, Colorado, Sheriff's Office to identify a young woman found murdered in a remote river canyon almost 55 years before. As I pondered what I knew about the depths of the investigation and efforts of so many these past 5 years to identify this victim and return her to her family, I reflected on the silent figure sculpted by Vidocq Society founder and renowned forensic artist Frank Bender (figure 1).
2010. “Boulder Jane Doe Identified.” Chesapeake Examiner (Official Publication of the Chesapeake Bay Division of the International Association for Identification.”V48 N1. Spring, 2010.