By M.P. Pellicer | Eerie.News
Nearly 30 years ago the body of a teen female was found in the Arizona desert. She was unidentified, and the police department dubbed her Apache Junction Jane Doe.
In August 1992, west of Idaho Road and south of US-60 a man walking his dog found the remains of girl that was believed to have died five weeks before she was discovered. The area is known for transient activity.
Due to the state of the corpse, the cause of death remained undetermined. She is believed to be of Hispanic, African American and Caucasian descent. She was around 5 feet tall, with an unknown weight. She had protruding teeth that were poorly maintained.
Apache Junction Jane Doe wore her coarse, brown hair in a ponytail. She was wearing Levi denim cutoff shorts, and a Team Gear soccer T-shirt with soccer balls on front and back. She wore a yellow metal ring on her left ring finger, and a Phoenix transit system token, "valid for one student fare."
Stephanie Bourgeois a crime scene technician with the Apache Junction Police Deparmtnet took the case over in 2008. Along with the help of DNA Doe Project (DDP) there was an effort made to identify the girl.
Jane Doe's fingerprints and hair strands were submitted to databases for possible matches.
A year ago, police were able to connect to possible family members. They found Jane Doe's cousin who gave information about Jane's half-aunt, who learned she had a half-brother named Bernhard Lyon Neumann via a birth certificate left by her father.
Neumann was born in 1953 in Germany. His father was an African American soldier stationed in Germany, and his mother was a German woman named Else Neumann.
Armed only with his birth date and the name of his biological parents, the U.S. Department of State helped to locate him in North Carolina. He was told that he had a relative who was unidentified for almost three decades.
He did not find out he was adopted until he was 18 and enlisted in the military. He never even used the name of Bernhard, and his present name taken from his adoptive parents, remains undisclosed.
After his DNA was uploaded to a global database the match indicated he was Jane Doe's uncle. This proved that since he was a full uncle, he has full sibling of an unknown age who is Jane Doe's father.
The DDP looked for other children born with the same biological parents, but so far none have been found.
Jane Doe's father is half African American and German, possibly adopted by a family in the military with ties to New York.
Source - Fox10Phoenix
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