On September 19, 1990, a work crew discovered the body of a young woman near the New Hope Road exit on Interstate 40. Twenty-nine years later, the mystery of New Hope Jane Doe remains unresolved.
The anniversary of this homicide has brought the investigators renewed hope to find greater evidence and possibly get in touch with the right people who may have clues about the identity of New Hope Jane Doe.
The hope arises from new forensic illustrations by Carl Koppelman, a professional forensic artist, who recently completed an illustration of the young victim’s face in 2018.
Koppelman has drawn several illustrations of missing individuals’ faces throughout his work, and his recent illustration of New Hope Jane Doe could unlock doors to find more evidence regarding her death.
“He was able to detect her teeth, which was a little bit distinctive," said Alicia Stemper, director of public information and special services for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. "Prior illustrations had her mouth shut."