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Police in Ohio announce ID of ’81 murder victim they believe has ties to Kentucky, other states

Police hope the ID of "Bucksking Girl" will lead to new information in this 1981 case.
Marcia King

KENTUCKY (WHAS11) -- The Miami County Sheriff’s Office (Ohio) announced the identification of Jane Doe, found in 1981. They say the woman was believed to have ties to Kentucky.

Police in Ohio hope the identification will advance the investigation and lead to new tips in the case.

Jane Doe, who was identified as Marcia L. King on April 9, 2018, was found hours after she was killed by strangulation and blunt force trauma. She became known as Buckskin Doe because of the coat she was wearing, a fringed buckskin jacket with a Native American design. She was found on Greenlee Road in Miami County, Ohio on April 24, 1981.

Credit: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

RELATED: Officials: Jane Doe found in Ohio could be from Kentucky

The Miami County Sheriff’s Office has taken advantage of new technology and investigative techniques as they have become available over the past 37 years. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children worked with the Miami County Sheriff’s Office to offer resources that would help with the investigation. NCMEC created a facial reconstruction in 2016 of what Jane Doe may have looked like.

King, who was 21 at the time of her death, was from Arkansas. Investigators believe she had ties to Kentucky, Arkansas, Ohio and Pennsylvania shortly before her murder.

Miami County Sheriff’s office has worked tirelessly to identify King and they are now moving forward with a homicide investigation.

If anyone knew King or remembers coming into to contact with King they are asked to call the Miami County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at (937) 440-3990 or leave tips at www.miamicountysheriff.org/contact-us-1.

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