Jane Marie Prichard Research Paper

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In September of 1986, a student attending the University of Maryland was shot and killed in her camper while she was on a camping trip. It took place at Blackbird Forest in Delaware, surrounded by lake water, trees, and silence. Her name was Jane Marie Prichard. Although there was a lot of evidence of where the shooting took place, her murder was never solved. In 2023, police are still trying to figure out who killed Jane. September 20, 1984, a twenty-eight-year-old was brutally murdered in her Datsun convertible which had one hundred thousand miles on it. She was found by a couple taking a camping trip at 10 am two days later. The morning before she died, they had seen her walking around alone, while they were hunting squirrels. She was …show more content…

They DNA tested all the blood and objects around the crime scene. Her body was covered in blood, but not enough evidence of the murderer at all. Although there was one piece of hair that was not Jane's, the investigators could not find out who it was. Brian Shahan was in charge of the whole investigation. There was a lot of DNA evidence around the crime scene, but there was no way to see whose DNA and footprints were there at that time in the world. “On September 20th, 1986 a young woman was killed and, left behind at the scene, was a piece of DNA that investigators hoped would help solve the case” (Biemesderfer). There was no way to identify people yet. Nowadays, you can identify whose footprint it is by investigators and …show more content…

He was noticed by multiple people walking around Jane's camper. They say the man is around five feet and nine inches tall, with a beard. They think it would be him because the investigators have found out that Jane was shot with the same shotgun the hunter was carrying around. “The murder weapon was determined to be a shotgun and the killer had fired twice, hitting her in the back of the neck and shoulder.” (Campbell) The hunter was carrying a shotgun for a couple of days around Jane's campground. “The hunter described another man, also a squirrel hunter he’d seen talking to Prichard, but the lead never panned out” (Brown). Another suspect would be the other people that camp right next to Jane. She refuses to say anything about the case but they assume she knows a lot about it. They still have not identified the

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