Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Faith Doe


I was buried in a pauper’s grave on December 2, 1983, ten months from the time I was found in an abandoned basement. For now that day of February 28, 1983 when I was found is where my story begins, but it has no ending.

On February 28, 1983 a couple men scavenging for copper stumbled through the basement of abandoned apartment building located on Clemens Ave in St Louis, Missouri. They did not find the copper they sought; instead they found my lifeless, headless body. In shear horror those men ran out of that building faster than a speeding bullet. They called the police and shortly after the entire neighborhood was swarming with police, the medical examiners office and onlookers.

At first they thought I might have been a woman who had been raped, killed and dumped. Within minutes upon approaching they rolled me over to find I was but a mere child. The cops were sickened by tragedy of my death before them.

They estimate that I was eight to eleven years old. I had been well nourished, well cared for, and in seemingly good health; until that day of course. I had been killed elsewhere, beheaded and then disposed of like a bag of trash in this building, this basement. I was left only wearing a sweater, my hands had been tied by rope behind my back and my head has not been located. The only other distinguishing factor is that I wore nail polish. To be exact, two coats of red nail polish adorned my nails.

The local authorities are doing everything they can and have been for years. Twenty six years have passed. Yet, no family has come forward. No person has been arrested for my death. No one knows who I am, where I came from, or why this tragedy occurred.

My spirit is way beyond the age of eleven and walks endlessly, restlessly until the day someone comes forward to claim me, name me.

Specific Details:
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age: 8 to 11 yrs old
Height: 4’10 est
Weight: 70 lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: No scars, no deformities, well nourished and she was of medium complexion
Clothing: Yellow V Neck Sweater and two coats of red finger nail polish
Cause of Death: Homicide (sexually assaulted and then strangled, head removed with large bladed knife after death)
Location of Death: Unknown (killed elsewhere)
Other: Red and white nylon rope used to tie her hands behind her back


ANY INFORMATION PERTAINING TO FAITH DOE PLEASE CONTACT:
St. Louis Police Department
Detective Thomas Carroll
314-444-5371
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

NCIC Number:
U-470002710
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency about this case.
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A video presentation of this case by Peas In Their Pods (note -this is graphic and only intended for viewing by individuals over the age of 18): Faith Doe information by Peas In Their Pods

VIEW HER PROFILE DATA AT A GLANCE: St Louis Missouri Jane Doe February 1983

20 comments:

Kate said...

This is heartbreaking. This poor little girl, suffering such a horrible death. Someone, somewhere must be missing this dear child.

ldesherl said...

This is heartbreaking indeed. Surely there is a family out there who loved this precious child and years to find out what has happened to her. May God bring her home to her family, friends and community where they can give her a dignified burial and so they will have answers. And may He lead the person (s)who hold the key to her case to this site where they will be empowered to do what's needed and then come forward with the information needed to solve her case, give her back her name and give her a real chance to receive justice.

RJ said...

Thank you both Kate & ldesherl for visiting the site, reading Faith Doe's narrative and taking the time to say a couple of words.

United together we can get the word out about her and all the others. One day we will find that right person who does hold key to identification for each of them.

Thank you both for your time and dedication to the unidentified. Please make sure to subscribe to the site for email udpates when new narratives and flyers post. And remember to tell everyone you know to visit. Your friends may be the ones who hold that key!

All My Best,
Rebel J. Morris
Can You Identify Me?

Picking Oranges said...

So very very sad.I presume that even with the distance involved that they looked into the possibility of it being Toya Hill?

It's so hard to think that nobody has come forward after all these years and claimed her.

RJ said...

Hi Picking Oranges,

Thank you for following Can You Identify Me. Yes I agree it's very sad.

I do believe the more people who learn about this little girl the more chances she has of becoming identified. Thank you for being one more person who puts her closer to the goal of identification.

All My Best,
Rebel J. Morris
Can You Identify Me?

Picking Oranges said...

Hi Rebel J. Morris,

Hopefully one day someone WILL come forward and you will give her an identity and she will be able to rest in peace.

Take Care x

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing her story. Praying someone will identify and be able to put her to rest.

Anonymous said...

SO SAD THAT NO ONE EVER CAME FORWARD TO CLAIM THIS CHILD. BUT JESUS HAS TAKEN HER TO HIS HOME.

Anonymous said...

I am deeply saddened by this story.Surely someone is missing their precious baby girl.I pray for her family and that she can one day be proprerly laid to rest by people who love her. I also pray for justice. I hope some new clues or evidence presents itself soon.

Anonymous said...

I hope she is identified & gets peace... Sad what happened I hope somebody pays for this.

Anonymous said...

I hope she is identified & gets peace... Sad what happened I hope somebody pays for this.

Anonymous said...

This is TRULY HEARTBREAKING!!! I remember reading about this Lil Angel before.. I Can't imagine NOT having AnyBody come forward to File a Missing Persons on ANY Baby or Loved One!? I Pray this BEAUTIFUL ANGEL & ALL the Other MISSING ANGELS ARE GIVEN BACK THEIR IDENTITIES & LOVED ONES! & WHATEVER MONSTERS THAT ARE DOING THESE HEINOUS ACTS ARE CAUGHT & FRIED! MAYBE THE PARENTS WERE MURDERED! SOMETHING HAD TO HAVE HAPPEND, FOR THIS ANGEL'S LOVED ONES NOT TO COME FORWARD! IT MAKES NO SENSE! SO MANY MISSING & MURDERED BABIES, CHILDREN, & ADULTS THAT, HAVE NO VOICE, NO IDENTITY, & MOSTLY, NO LOVED ONES MISSING THEM!! HEARTBREAKING! PEACE & LOVE TO U ALL & GOD BLESS. ~ THANK U FOR HELPING TO GIVE THE MISSING & MURDERED A VOICE! U ARE ALL TRULY ANGELS! GOD BLESS. ~ U ALL!!

Anonymous said...

I pray that DNA evidence was collected from the sexual assault. If a match is found & a killer identified, then hopefully a name can be given to this poor child.

Anonymous said...

if a parent never came forward perhaps they are the perp.

Anonymous said...

I live in St. Louis, MO and my mom is a lawyer and she knows one of the detectives who was leading this case. He said this case haunts him to this day not knowing the name of this girl. From what I've heard is that the detectives on this case believe that this little girl's parents may have been involved in drug activity and sold her as a means to pay off their debt.

Anonymous said...

1983 I think her mother was on drugs heavy and left her with a monster....and the mother knows who did it if they can find her 22yrs later someone knows somthing is there d.n.a. I mean family members never thouught to ask about the lilttle girl as time and years went on.....this case is really crazy.I know one day there will be closer

Brian R. McIntyre said...

Yes, this is one of the most heinous and horrid crimes I have encountered in my many years of sleuthing and trying to help identify missing people, homicide victims and the unidentified. I think many people are thinking the same thing I am. Being that this beautiful child was well nourished and seemed well taken care of earlier in her life, I have to wonder if she was a victim of kidnapping or if her parents themselves are indeed involved somehow. If they have not come forward by now, that seems to say something and it's likely something not pleasant at all. Children are abused, threatened if they dare talk about it to anyone else and some children are indeed sold for many reasons. There is a real problem in this country with sex abuse involving children. At this juncture, I can only hope and pray that this case will be solved one way or another. How a human being could ever do such a thing to another human being or any other living creature is just beyond me and it always has been. I will spread the word again and again about this case and all others that need resolution. Thank you so much Rebel, for putting a voice to these people. It's very helpful! I would also like to say that this site has much better sketches and composite photographs of many of these people too. Better than the other missing person's sites, that's for sure. Thanks again, Rebel! Peace and love to all - BRMc

Anonymous said...

New evidence has been found:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/research-unlocks-some-secrets-about-decapitated-girl-for-st-louis/article_36de5a5c-b615-5292-b5aa-abb99a888a6c.html

Sweet Spinster said...

A few months after I moved to the St. Louis area I drove over to this neighborhood and saw the area where this happened, because this cause has always haunted me (even though it happened before I was even born). The building is gone now, and the neighborhood has cleaned up a lot; there are lots of decent houses, parks, and even a community garden. It was hard to imagine the horrible things that happened there.

Brandee Williams said...

There is an organization that takes dna and makes facial reconstructions. They have used it so far in a few other crimes. They aren't exact, but close. They're called Parabon Nanolabs, I believe. Maybe this can help.