Body of Baby Jane Doe II found in 1988 in Jackson County exhumed
Thirty-three years after the autopsy was performed on a newborn baby girl found in the Pascagoula River, Jackson County Sheriff’s Investigators exhumed her body Wednesday.
On June 28th, 1988, two men fishing in the Pascagoula River near the wildlife management area in Wade found the child’s body in the water entangled in fishing line. Two days later, on June 30th, an autopsy revealed that the child was three to five weeks old and she died from drowning.
She became known as Baby Jane Doe II. She is buried in the Jackson County Memorial Park in Pascagoula, next to the Baby Jane Doe II found in 1982 in the Escatawpa River. That baby was identified late last year.
No suspects or leads were ever found in the 1988 case. Sheriff Mike Ezell says by exhuming the child, investigators hope to collect DNA to build a family tree.
Anyone with information on this case can call the sheriff’s department at 228-769-3063 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers. All information will remain confidential.