Positive ID in Boulder Jane Doe case!

Not too long ago I read an reviewed Someone’s Daughter: in Search of Justice for Jane Doe. Well, she’s not called Jane Doe anymore. She was just identified. She’s called Dorothy Gay Howard, and she was 18 years old when she was murdered in 1954. I had heard they had another possible match and was hoping the third time would be the charm.

Dorothy looks like she was a beautiful young woman. That photo is so fifties, with the Marilyn Monroe hairdo and everything. The bust of Jane Doe’s face looks a lot like her, except the hair.

Hats off and stand up for Silvia Pettem, for without her dedication to this case it’s highly likely that Boulder Jane Doe would never have been identified and Dorothy Gay Howard’s family would have been left wondering for the rest of their lives.

4 thoughts on “Positive ID in Boulder Jane Doe case!

  1. lgraves65 October 29, 2009 / 1:05 pm

    That is awesome. I bought the book from Amazon, and just finished it a week or so ago.

  2. Brianna Brawley October 29, 2009 / 1:27 pm

    Wow!!! The book’s been out for how long but they allready got a match!!! Good work Sylvia!!!
    Dorothy was really cute. I love the 50s and Marilyn Monroe.

  3. Piltdown Jenkins October 29, 2009 / 2:15 pm


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