Jane 'Buckskin Girl' Doe identified after 37 years

Lester Mason
April 12, 2018

Her name remained a mystery for 37 years.

She was fully clothed, wearing jeans and a fringed buckskin jacket with a Native American design.

After continued efforts - including a facial reconstruction made by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - she was identified as Marcia King on Monday, the sheriff's office said.

King, of Arkansas, was 21 years old when she was strangled and beaten to death on April. 24, 1981.

Jane 'Buckskin Girl' Doe identified after 37 years
Jane 'Buckskin Girl' Doe identified after 37 years

The woman had been usually referred to as the "Buckskin Woman" because of the distinctive buckskin jacket she was sporting. Marcia King, of Arkansas, was 21 years outdated and died of strangulation and blunt drive trauma to the highest.

The sheriff's office says investigators are now focused on finding her killer.

An Arkansas woman who was killed in OH almost four decades ago is now identified by investigators. The project relies on genetic genealogy tools similar to those used by genealogists for analyzing DNA results normally provided by direct-to-consumer testing companies.

King's death remains an open homicide investigation.


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