'Jane Doe' Exhumed Today

Contributor: Nick Patrick
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Updated: 12/18/2013 7:06 pm
The exhumation of a body simply known as Jane Doe took place today in Jackson County. The extensive process was being performed by Dr. Nick Herman, who is a Professor of Anthropology at Mississippi State University. Hancock County Coroner, Jim Faulk, oversaw the exhumation and explains they are looking for a bone from the body to test for D.N.A. Faulk says, "We understand from the original autopsy that she has a broken right femur. We would like to get the left femur that's intact and that would be the most likely way to get D.N.A. We will send it to The University of North Texas who is ready to accept the femur as soon as we can get it.” Faulk says that the university will expedite the testing process in order to get the results back to them as soon as possible.

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