On October 18, 2007, the remains of a young woman were found on the side of the road in Bayonne, New Jersey. She has never been identified.
On October 18, 2007, Leo Campbell was on his way to pick up parking passes from the police station, when he saw something across the median on Rout 440 between East 30th street and New Hook Road caught his eye. He circled around, thinking he may have seen a mannequin, but when he got closer, he could tell it was a deceased body.
Leo drove to the nearby police station to report what he saw, according to the Hudson Reporter. He took the police back to where he saw the body.
Jane Doe of Bayonne
The medical examiner estimated the remains of Jane Doe had been there for several weeks before being found.
Jane Doe was a black female between the ages of 16 and 20, weighed between 118 and 138 pounds, and her height was between 5’2” and 5’5”. She had a filling in an upper back tooth and several apparent gaps between her upper teeth, which may be a recognizable feature.
She mostly had black, braided hair and several red braids. Jane Doe was wearing camouflage jeans with a pink top. Her underclothes consisted of a black bra with red lace, boy short underwear (Pascal brand), and white socks with teddy bears. She was also wearing a brown plastic ring on her thumb and wore a silver body chain around her abdomen.
Police have never stated what the cause of death is.
Update in Case
In July 2022, Astrea Forensics tested DNA from a piece of Jane Doe’s hair and concluded she has a DNA connection Haiti. According to Help ID Me, at least one, if not both of Jane Doe’s parents, has ancestral ties to Haiti. Investigators are hoping this information brings them closer to identifying Jane Doe.
If anyone has any information about the identity Jane Doe, they are asked to contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678 or the Bayonne Police Department at (201) 858-6900.