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In 1981, the corpse of a young female was discovered in Miami County, Ohio. She would later become known as the Buckskin Girl and she has gone unidentified for 36 years.

This Jane Doe was between the ages of 18 to 26 and she died on the 23rd April 1981 due to strangulation. She also had a trauma to the head. Her approximate height was between 5′4 to 5′6 (1.63m - 1.68m) and she weighed 125lb to 130lb (57kg - 59kg). No signs of sexual assault, rape or any other sexual activity were found which therefore ruled her out as a possible prostitute. Her teeth were described as being in good condition, her nose as being very pointed, her eyes as being light brown and she also had freckles. 

Her body was discovered within thirty-six to fifty hours after death and police believe she may have been the victim of a serial killer or an abusive partner. It’s believed she was killed elsewhere before being dumped on the side of the road. When found, she was lying face down and her feet were bare and no socks or shoes were found at the scene. However, she was wearing an orange and brown turtleneck sweater, a pair of Wrangler jeans and a handmade buckskin poncho with a purple satin lining.

If you have any information on the true identity of The Buckskin Girl or her killer, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, please get in contact with the relevant authorities.


A toxin discovered in a northwestern Ohio treatment plant left 500,000 people scrambling for drinking water for a second day Sunday.

Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said preliminary testing showed toxin levels were improving at the city’s plant, but he said officials were waiting for federal officials to analyze more samples before determining if the water is safe to drink.

“All of the results continue to improve, which gives us hope,” Collins said Sunday. “But this is not over yet.”

Residents of Toledo, its suburbs and small areas of southeastern Michigan began lining up for water Saturday after news of the contamination surfaced. Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared a state of emergency for Lucas, Wood and Fulton counties and deployed the National Guard to make water available to the area.

The National Guard had produced 33,000 gallons of drinkable water by Sunday morning, and an additional 15,000 gallons had been delivered in collapsible containers.

The water problem was complicated because boiling the water, a common tool to combat contamination, only serves to make the toxin more concentrated, officials said.