There are more than 10,000 unsolved crimes in Southern California, most of which are homicides. Unsolved with Steve Gregory highlights cases that have gone cold, hit a brick wall, or just need that one piece of evidence or witness to surface to break the case wide open. The program features law enforcement agencies from Southern California, including the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, the LAPD, the Sheriff departments of Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties, and federal agencies like the FBI, DEA, and ATF.
Unsolved Episode 303 - The Brutal Death of Jane Doe.
On March 31, 1988, a man walking his dog in Santiago Park found the body of a woman partially hidden under some brush. When the man got closer, he realized the woman’s head was missing. The woman’s pants were pulled down to her knees and she was barefoot.
The Coroner estimated the woman was in her 20’s. Santa Ana Police searched the immediate area and didn’t find the head. Two days later, some boys walking along a creek bed found the head. It was 30-35 feet from where the body was found – police say it was clear the head wasn’t there the same day the body was found.
To date, the woman is unidentified, and police hope new advancements in DNA technology might help find the killer. The head was partially decomposed but sketch artists were able to create a likeness. If you recognize her, please contact the Unsolved staff by dialing #250 on your cell phone and use the keyword 'Unsolved' or contact the Santa Ana Police Department via their website or by calling 714-245-8390.
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