Violent Crime

* 1992 Murder Cold Case Re-Opened in Contra Costa County

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The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office has a description and composite sketch of a murder victim whose decomposing body was found in the unincorporated area of Port Costa nearly 20 years ago, a sheriff’s spokesman announced today. The morning of June 2, 1993, a man walking his dog near Reservoir Street in Port Costa spotted the body under a pile of debris and contacted the sheriff’s office, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

The woman, now referred to as Jane Doe, died from blunt force trauma to the head, and her decomposed body was thought to have been in Port Costa for up to a year before it was found, Lee said. An investigation into the murder did not yield suspects or a victim description. A physical description using the woman’s DNA profile has now been developed, Lee said.

Doe is described as a white woman who was 20 to 35 years old, standing 5 feet to 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing between 90 and 120 pounds with reddish-brown hair. She also had a complete hysterectomy, according to the sheriff’s office. A forensic artist developed a sketch of the victim based on her skull, although the woman’s hairstyle in the sketch is the artist’s interpretation and may not be accurate, Lee said.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve these crimes.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

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