On Tuesday, the HBPD posted to Facebook a composite drawing of a woman whom in 1968, was found face down in a drainage ditch at Newland Street and Yorktown Avenue. She had been beaten and sexually assaulted, and her throat had been slashed. The victim was never identified.
department also posted photos of a white purse, and the black-and-white
photos inside, found near the crime scene. Detectives believed the purse
may have belonged to the victim.
In the hours after the photos were posted on Facebook, leads emerged.
Facebook user Stephanie Rohrbach wrote: “The
picture of the 2 boys are my grandpa and his brother! I'm not really
sure who this woman could be but I would definitely like to know! I'm
originally from the Los Angeles/ Orange County area and so is my
Reinhart said the department received numerous Facebook messages,
tweets and phone calls from residents who recognized those in the
photographs. Though after speaking with them, detectives became
confident that purse and the photos it contained did not belong to the victim.
The search is still on for Jane Doe. Anyone who may know her identity is asked to call Detective
Mike Reilly of the Huntington Beach Police Department Robbery/Homicide
Unit at (714) 536-5940.