Melinda Lou Barnhouse: The Lincoln County Jane Doe

Episode 100,   Jun 03, 2023, 08:28 PM

When the body of a woman was discovered in 1989, no one expected that she would go unnamed for almost 34 years. The Lincoln County Jane Doe was laid to rest nameless in Mississippi. Although her murderer, Alfred Ray Case, was convicted of the crime, the case remained incomplete. Finally in 2023, Othram's Laboratory in Texas was able to create a DNA profile and use genetic genealogy to track down Jane Doe's family line. More than 3 decades after her murder, the Lincoln County Jane Doe was finally given her name back. She is Melinda Lou Barnhouse.