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New Hampshire police still baffled by one of the nation’s most bizarre Jane Doe cases

Investigators in New Hampshire are promising that new information will soon be available in one of the nation’s strangest so-called Jane Doe cases. Hunters first found the remains of a woman and a girl stuffed in a barrel in Allenstown, New Hampshire, 30 years ago. It took another 15 years for authorities to discover that there was another barrel just 100 yards away containing the remains of two more young girls.

Nov 16, 2015
Criminal Justice

The code for cracking cold cases

We created a new Web tool – using information from the NamUs database – in order to make it easier to match missing and unidentified people . Senior data editor Jennifer LaFleur explains how it works.

Sep 5, 2015