No, Jane McDonald-Crone was almost certainly not found alive on the streets of Mexico the other day

I was seeing and hearing about a lot of chatter on social media yesterday about a homeless American woman who was found on the streets of Monterrey, Mexico, and called herself Jane McDonald, and was supposedly Jane McDonald-Crone, who disappeared in 1993. Almost immediately something seemed “off” about the story, though, and when I searched for information OFF social media, I couldn’t find anything.

Jane McDonald-Crone was a 34 year old divorced mother of two who went for a night out back in 1993, never returned and was never seen again. If still alive she’d be 62 today.

I think what happened is people jumping to conclusions. It sounds like, because this woman was calling herself Jane McDonald and bore some resemblance to the missing Jane McDonald-Crone, people thought it might be her and notified law enforcement. And then the story snowballed and the possible identification being reported to law enforcement suddenly became being confirmed by law enforcement.

I think the actual confirmation of identity would take some time, because the fingerprints, etc, if the authorities even have Jane McDonald-Crone’s prints, would be in possession of American authorities and would have to be officially requested by the Mexicans and then sent down there and compared against the homeless lady’s prints. I’m not sure if that’s even been done yet; it sounds like the homeless woman dropped out of sight again before the authorities could speak to her and I don’t know if she’s resurfaced. What I do know is that, per Missing Persons of America, Jane McDonald-Crone’s own children had not heard anything about their mother’s supposed recovery in Mexico.

So, as of the moment, Jane McDonald-Crone is unfortunately still missing.

4 thoughts on “No, Jane McDonald-Crone was almost certainly not found alive on the streets of Mexico the other day

  1. Al March 8, 2021 / 5:19 am

    I have been trying to get the site (charleyproject) to load for 2 days and it won’t. Just a blank page. Is it down for maintenance or something?

    • Meaghan March 8, 2021 / 6:33 am

      It worked fine on my end yesterday but I just checked now and yup, blank page. I think this is a problem on WordPress’s end (the site is done via WordPress) cause when I tried to go to my dashboard I’m getting a problem there too.

      It’s quite early in the morning here. I am going back to bed. If it’s not fixed by later today I will make inquiries.

  2. Lee McEntee March 8, 2021 / 7:38 am

    Hi Meaghan, I asked a fellow searcher, who is a translator/searcher in Mexico, about Jane being found. She sent me this and said family thinks it is her, per Embassy. WOW! Lee

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Meaghan March 8, 2021 / 7:38 am

      We will see. I mean, if it’s her, great. But they will have to run DNA to be sure.

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