Pollen Analysis Could Provide Missing Link In 40-Year-Old Cold Case
For 40 years, investigators have been unable to identify the "Woodlawn Jane Doe" murder victim. But pollen found on her clothes could help.By Ryan Biek | March 28, 2016
In 1976, a woman's body was found near a cemetery in Baltimore County, Maryland –– wrapped in a sheet with her hands bound. For 40 years, she's been known only as the "Woodlawn Jane Doe."
But new evidence is shedding some light on the case, and investigators now believe she could have been from the Boston area.
A scientist with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol identified a certain kind of pollen on her clothing that's possibly linked to Boston's Arnold Arboretum.