Princess Doe has been identified

“Princess Doe”, an unidentified teenage girl whose remains were found in Blairstown, New Jersey in 1982, was at one time thought to be Diane Genice Dye. She wasn’t Diane, but after forty years she finally has her name back: Dawn Olanick, age seventeen. And they’ve arrested her killer, a fellow by the name of Arthur Kinlaw, who is already serving twenty years to life in another murder.

The story is laid out in this article from the New Jersey Herald. Seventeen-year-old Dawn was “told to leave her mother’s residence” after her junior year in high school and was not reported missing after she did. She met up with Kinlaw, a pimp, who attempted to force her into prostitution. When Dawn resisted, Kinlaw killed her. He confessed to the homicide in 2005, but the authorities chose not to prosecute until they had identified the victim.

As for Diane Dye, she’s still missing. If still alive, she’d be 56 today.

4 thoughts on “Princess Doe has been identified

  1. Sandra Bausch July 16, 2022 / 4:51 pm

    Ten-year-old Connie Smith walked away from summer camp and went missing in Lakeville Connecticut in 1952.

    Someone knows something please help the Smith family to know where she can be found.

  2. Dawn Marie July 17, 2022 / 10:20 am

    They are ID-ing Jane and John Does left and right and some of them are really old and cold cases. I expect they’ll ID the Boy in the Box during my lifetime. For good measure I expet they’ll ID DB Cooper and maybe the Zodiac too.
    I always wondered how come Princess Doe had only her right hand nails painted. I don’t recall that ever being the fashion. It seems unlikely she was killd just after doing the one hand and before she did the other hand.

    • Vincent July 17, 2022 / 2:26 pm

      Oh that is so sad. Maybe she was doing her nails while riding in the car with the murderous pimp Kinlaw. He stopped the car in Blairstown and told her to get out. She left her nail polish in the car.

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