Benton Co Jane Doe 1976

Benton Co Jane Doe 1976

On October 8, 1976 a farmer, while running his corn picker in his field, nearly ran the head of his combine into a cardboard box located about 15 yards off County Road 200 South, six miles north of Otterbein, Indiana. Stuffed into the small cardboard box was the body of a White/Caucasian female who had been shot in the back of the head. She was fully clothed, wearing a double knit pant suit with a green two-tone button down jacket and solid green slacks. The Benton County Coroner estimated the woman to be 55-65 years old, 5’2” tall, 160 lbs. with sandy, partially graying hair. She had a large scar due to a right side radical mastectomy. Authorities speculate the box had been in the field only for about 12 hours because it was dry even though it had rained the prior evening. They estimate the woman had been killed about 1 week prior to being found.

NamUs ID: UP58250
Date Body Found: October 8, 1976
Race: White / Caucasian
Gender: Female
Estimated Age: 55-65
Estimated PMI: 1 Week
Location: Otterbein, IN

Agency of Jurisdiction
Benton County Medical Examiner & Coroner
Matthew J. Rosenbarger, Coroner
[email protected]

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Status:Undergoing testing

Image Credit: Carl Koppelman

Last Updated: February 6, 2022

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September 23, 2021