Sumter Jane Doe 1976

Sumter Jane Doe 1976

Description
In the early morning hours of August 9, 1976 a man heard a car and gun shots from his home near Locklair Road, a narrow frontage road between Sumter and Florence, South Carolina. Later that day a truck driver discovered the bodies of an unidentified male and female who had been shot numerous times in the chest, throat and back. The young couple carried no money, but investigators believe they may have been well-to-do foreigners who may have been victims of a carjacking. They were a well-dressed, nice looking pair. Initially the two were thought to have been brother and sister, but DNA testing later proved no familial relationship between them.

NamUs UP13773
Date Found August 9, 1976
Race White / Caucasian
Sex Female
Age 18-25
PMI Days
Location Northeast Sumter County, SC

Agency of Jurisdiction
Sumter County Sheriff’s Office
Charles, Bonner, Investigator
803-436-2000

Links to More Information

https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/13773
http://www.sumtermysterycouple.com/
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/198umsc.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumter_County_Does

Status
Undergoing testing

Image Credit: Carl Koppelman

Thanks to the generous pledges of multiple donors, this case is fully-funded. The goal of $2,300 has been met.

Posted on

July 24, 2019