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BCSO seeking help with remains of 2 bodies unidentified for years

Jane Doe, Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Jane Doe, Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office
Jane Doe's Snoopy watch, Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Jane Doe's Snoopy watch, Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office
Jane Doe's watch, Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Jane Doe's watch, Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office
John Doe, Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office John Doe, Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office
John Doe, Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office John Doe, Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WMBF) - The Unsolved Case Unit of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is reaching out for help, and trying to learn more about the bodies of a man and woman both found many years ago, who were never identified.

Who were they? What happened to them? Why weren't they reported missing? Those are the questions investigators are trying to answer.

The first body belonged to Jane Doe, a black female whose partially decomposed body was found by hunters on December 8, 1979. She was laying in the woods approximately 2,000 feet from what is now Hooper Road, near the Hooper Hill section of Leland. A tan sweater, red scuffs over knee-high stockings and black slacks or pajama pants were found with her body. She wore a gold Snoopy watch with a yellow band on her left wrist. Jane Does is believed to have been between 42 and 55 when she died. Her weight could not be calculated but she was about 5-feet-4-inches tall.

Investigators say they were not able to determine her cause of death, and say to this day she has not been reported missing.

The BCSO says the second body was found on November 3, 2003, when the skeletal remains of a white male were found by a contractor mowing grass in the median of Highway 17, just east of Highway 421. The grass had not been mowed in about five years, and it was determined that John Doe had died between 2000 and November 2003. Found with his body were black leather, steel-toed boots in a size 10, white socks, green and blue fabric labeled "Fruit of the Loom", a "PB SPORTS" baseball cap with a metal adjustable clasp, 18 cents in coins, a pocket lighter, brown glass bottle and a plastic wrapper from a pack of crackers.

Any person with information on either of these people is asked to contact the BCSO Unsolved Case Unit at 910-880-4920.

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