On the 18th of December 1996 in Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, an unidentified woman was found dead by suicide in the infants section of a small cemetery in Pleasant valley memorial park.
She had premeditated her suicide, leaving a typed note saying:
“Deceased by own hand… Prefer no autopsy. Please order cremation with funds provided. Thank you, Jane Doe.”
She left $100 in the form of two $50 bills to be given to the coroner and the cemetery.
Jane Doe was found on a plastic sheet that she had laid out on the ground. There was a small, decorated 8” Christmas tree nearby.
She had ingested brandy and valium and her blood-alcohol level was 0.14.
She was wearing head phones and listening to a stand-up comedy cassette of “The 2000 year old man” routine by Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. There was a plastic bag over her head with masking tape making it air tight at the neck.
There were no clues to her identity on her person and no leads for investigators to follow, however the contents of her backpack included:
-A portable cassette player
-2X cassettes including “Monty Python and the holy grail” and “You might be a redneck” by Jeff Foxwirthy.
-2 empty juice bottles
-Roll of masking tape (the same one used to seal the plastic bag around her neck)
The unknown woman was estimated between 50 – 70 years old, Caucasian, around 5”0 tall with curly copper brown hair and a C-section scar.
Her nails were painted with red polish.
Who was the cemetery suicide Jane Doe?
As always guys, if you have any leads on this case, contact:
Northern District Medical Examiner’s Office 703-530-2600
Fairfax County Crime Solvers 800-411-TIPS or 703-691-8888