1981 newspaper shares more details about Benton Co. “John Doe”

1981 newspaper shares more details about Benton Co. “John Doe”


CEMETERY IS EXHUMED — AS THE BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WORKS TO GAIN MOMENTUM ON A 38 YEAR OLD COLD CASE GOOD EVENING, I’M JENNIFER PENATE. (*CHA*)) AND I’M CHAD MIRA. THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. KNWA’S CRYSTAL MARTINEZ TELLS US MORE ABOUT THE EFFORTS TO FIND OUT THIS JOHN DOE’S TRUE IDENTITY. ### BENTON COUNTY SHERIFFS SERGEANT SHANNON JENKINS SAYS THE BODY OF JOHN DOE WAS EXHUMED FROM THE BENTONVILLE CEMETERY THIS MORNING – SHINING LIGHT ON A 38 YEAR OLD COLD CASE. THE BODY IS BEING SENT TO THE STATE CRIME LAB TO OBTAIN DNA SAMPLING… IF SUCCESSFUL THE SAMPLES WILL BE SENT TO PARABON LABS IN VIRGINIA WITH HOPES OF GETTING A FACIAL RECOGNITION. “THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER IS THE MOST NOTORIOUS EXAMPLE OF THE USE OF SEQUENCE DATA TO IDENTIFY A CRIMINAL.” CHRIS NELSON IS A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS. HE SAYS TECHNOLOGY USED TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE AND TRACK DOWN FAMILY HISTORY HAS COME A LONG WAY. “PANDORA’S BOX HAS BEEN OPENED TO AN EXTENT ON GENOME IT’S LIKE OUR FINGERPRINT IT’S UNIQUE TO US BUT NO LONGER A SECRET EITHER.” THE QUESTION REMAINS – WHAT LEAD TO THE DEATH OF JOHN DOE THAT SATURDAY IN JUNE OF 1981. LL:WE SPENT HOURS SEARCHING FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT JOHN DOE’S DEATH IN NEWSPAPER ARTICLES FROM 1981… AND FINALLY CAME ACROSS THIS ONE IN THE BENTON COUNTY DAILY DEMOCRAT. IT STATES HIS BODY HAD BEEN SHOT AT LEAST TWICE AND WAS FOUND BADLY DECOMPOSED. NATS: MICROFILM THE ARTICLE STATES TWO PEOPLE FOUND THE BODY IN UNDERBRUSH ABOUT 50 YARDS SOUTH OF U-S HIGHWAY 62 NEAR A RAIL ROAD TRACK… RIGHT HERE WHERE X MARKS THE SPOT. LAW ENFORCEMENT CONFIRMED IT HAD BEEN THERE FOR A SUBSTANTIAL PERIOD OF TIME. “I KNOW THAT THERE’S BEEN SOME GOOD WORK TO BREAK DOWN ARCHIVAL SAMPLES SO I KNOW THERE’S PEOPLE OUT

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