She Was Wearing Nothing But A Necklace When A Truck Driver Found Her Dead Along The Highway And 41 Years Later She’s No Longer A Jane Doe

Investigators naturally spoke to every male prisoner at the Ellis Unit, and every single employee, though none of them said that they knew this girl. It was a dead end.

And so, on January 16th, 1981, she was laid to rest, without a name to place on her headstone. She was nicknamed the Walker County Jane Doe in the absence of her real name.

National Center For Missing & Exploited Children; pictured above is a composite photo of the Walker County Jane Doe

Decades flew by, and there simply weren’t any leads in her case, so it was closed.

In 2015, her case was opened once again, and the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children created the above composite photo of her in the hopes that someone would recognize her.

It wasn’t until last year when the Walker County Sheriff’s Office reached out to Othram to help them obtain a viable sample of her DNA to test that things began to move forward.

Othram was able to help close in on the Walker County Jane Doe’s living relatives, and they turned that information back over to Detective Tom Bean, who was leading the investigation into the case.

Detective Tom Bean was able to finally figure out who the Walker County Jane Doe was, and today at a press conference, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office revealed that her name really is Sherri Ann Jarvis.

Sadly, Sherri was just 14-years-old when she was murdered on November 1st, 41 years ago.

Sherri’s family back in Stillwater, Minnesota had lost contact with her shortly before her death, but they had hired a private investigator in an effort to track her down, without any success.

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