The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide (above) which was discovered on May 19, 2004 eleven miles south of Seligman at mile post 55 on Williamson Valley Road. The body was discovered by two men who were surveying the area which was approximately 100 yards off of Williamson Valley Road. The human remains which had been burned was described by the Medical Examiner as a white male with brown hair, 6’2″ to 6’4″, 200 pounds between the age of thirty and forty years old. The victim was wearing blue jeans, black cowboy boots and a Marlboro belt buckle.
If you have any information that could help solve this crime, please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232.
Cold Case File: ‘Sycamore Jane Doe’
(Picture is the 1996 clay reconstruction of Sycamore Jane Doe)
On Aug. 14, 1995, the decomposed body of a woman was found in a remote area of Sycamore Canyon, known as the Blue Hole, about 2.5 miles from the trail head. The hiker who discovered the remains said he climbed to a high ridge and while looking down into the canyon he noticed the remains below on a ridge above the canyon floor. Detectives from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office removed the remains and other clothes and belongings around the body.
A Ranger helicopter lifted out the remains and investigators surveyed the surrounding area for a campsite but found no other leads.
The remains were taken to the Maricopa medical examiner in Phoenix. It was determined the victim was a white woman between 30 and 40 years old. She would have been about 5-foot-5 and had brownish-blonde hair. The investigation also reveled the victim was pregnant and at or near-full term.
In 1996 a clay reconstruction of the victim’s skull was created.
The clothing found in the area included a blue-hooded sweatshirt, “GAP” jeans, a size-14 blue, green and black one-piece swim suit, a straw hat, a pair of “Delaney Eye Clinic Solar Shield” sun glasses and a pair of “Prowing” size 8-and-a-half tennis shoes. The medical examiner determined that “Sycamore Jane Doe” had been dead from six months to a year when found.
Investigators believe the victim was not accustomed to hiking and was not dressed for the rugged country.
If you have any information that may help identify “Sycamore Jane Doe,” please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232.