Baca County buries Jane Doe after 17 years
Articla By the baca Weekly
September 14, 2005
A crypt containing the remains of an unidentified female and the forensic
information about the remains -were buried in the Springfield Cemetery.
In 1988 Paul Brinkley found scattered bones of a young female on his property
southwest of Springfield. On September 2nd she was laid to rest i n the
Spring-field cemetery by the Baca County Coroners Office and the Sheriffs
Office. In the years since 1988, the Coroners office and Sheriffs office has
tried in vain to identify the remains of this young woman. She was known as
Jane Doe by all who worked on this case. What Paul Brinkley found was most of
the skeleton, the bones were not all there and what was there was white and
bleached. Part of the spine was still connected. In the years that followed we
have learned a great deal about this young woman. She was Hispanic, about 5'2"
to5"4', about 130 Ibs. in her early 20's and had never had children. From her
dental work we think she either came from Mexico or from along the Mexican
border. We can narrow the time of death down to a few months. The death was
very likely a homicide. While we know this about this woman, we still don't
know who she is. We do know she is somebody's daughter and needs to be returned
to her family. If she is ever identified, she can be disinterred and returned
to her family. While she rests in the Springfield Cemetery now, the
investigation into here identity and the events surrounding her death is still
open. If anyone has any information concerning this death, contact (he Baca
County Sheriffs Office.