Coroner looks for clues to identify Jane Doe

Coroner looks for clues to identify Jane Doe (WKRC)

AVONDALE, Ohio (WKRC) - The Hamilton County Coroner has not been able to identify a woman found partially buried near the playground of an apartment complex in May.

A young boy playing with his siblings found the body on May 31 in the yard of the complex on Glenwood Ave. His mother said he had been playing in the same area the day before and didn't see anything strange.

"My son had noticed something in the brush and he had mentioned it to his uncle like 'there's a guy laying down over there,'" Satin Riggins said. "And he said 'no that can't be right.'"

The body was covered with dirt, leaves and brush. It also had a single rose on top of it. An autopsy was conducted and DNA testing did not reveal the woman's identity. It's also not clear whether the woman was the victim of a homicide.

Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco released new information about the woman Friday in the hope of generating leads. An examination determined the woman stood between 5'5" and 5'8" and was likely Caucasian, but possibly biracial. She was also believed to be somewhere between 35 and 60 years old. She was found wearing grey, silky pajama bottoms and a grey tank top. The name "Schrader" was written with a permanent marker on a tag inside the pajama bottoms.

Meanwhile, Riggins said she has been keeping a closer eye on her children since this happened. She's also been wondering what happened to the woman left covered in dirt and leaves and a single rose.

"How do you care so less about a human life that you could just leave them on the ground like litter? That's not right," Riggins said.

Cincinnati Police have reached out to other police departments to see whether any missing women have been reported that match the description. So far, no one has.

Anyone with information about the woman can call CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040 or the Coroner's Office at 513-946-8700

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