Charlene Doe Newton Co 1988

Charlene Doe Newton Co 1988

On August 5, 1988, burned human remains were discovered along Beaver Creek, in the Willow Slough State Fish and Wildlife Area in Morocco, Newton County, Indiana. The area where the remains were found was described as sparsely populated with heavy vegetative cover. Forensic anthropologists who examined the remains determined they were those of a 18-45 year-old Black/African American female, estimated to be about 5’6” tall. Found with the body were a pair of jeans and a safety-pin stamped with the number “450”. Remains of another individual, identified as “Tony”, were found in the same location. The case is being pursued by DDP jointly with the Newton County Coroner’s and Newton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Offices.

NamUs ID: UP6107
Date Body Found: August 5, 1988
Race: Black / African American
Gender: Female
Estimated Age: 18-45
Estimated PMI: Months
Location: Morocco, IN

Agency of Jurisdiction
Newton County Coroner’s Office and Newton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Scott McCord, Coroner

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Status: Undergoing testing

Image Credit: B. Cooper

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May 13, 2020