Someone's Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe

Someone's Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe

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by Silvia Pettem
     
 

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In 1954, two college students were hiking along a creek outside of Boulder, Colorado, when they stumbled upon the body of a murdered young woman. Who was this woman? What had happened to her? The initial investigation turned up nothing, and the girl was buried in a local cemetery with a gravestone that read, "Jane Doe, April 1954, Age About 20 Years."

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Overview

In 1954, two college students were hiking along a creek outside of Boulder, Colorado, when they stumbled upon the body of a murdered young woman. Who was this woman? What had happened to her? The initial investigation turned up nothing, and the girl was buried in a local cemetery with a gravestone that read, "Jane Doe, April 1954, Age About 20 Years."

Decades later, historian Silvia Pettem formed a partnership with law enforcement and forensic experts and set in motion the events that led to Jane Doe's exhumation and eventual identification, as well as the identity of her probable killer. The new Kindle version includes an Epilogue––with updated information on how the mystery finally was solved.

Editorial Reviews

Defrosting Cold Cases
Highly recommended reading!
James C. Oleson
With a journalist’s flair for language and a historian’s eye for detail, Silvia Pettem takes her readers through all of the twists and turns of a real-life murder mystery spanning fifty years, leading from an exhumed grave in Colorado to San Quentin's gas chamber. Someone’s Daughter—replete with frustrating dead ends and tantalizing breakthroughs—is a compelling and accurate glimpse into the world of cold-case investigations.
Frederick A. Bornhofen
Cold case investigations, by definition, require digging into the past, but not all are as thoroughly researched as Someone’s Daughter. This Jane Doe case documents a unique partnership between law-enforcement, the forensic community, and a historian who worked together—and got the job done.
Frank Bender
Silvia Pettem is a real-life Agatha Christie.
Roy Hazelwood
Silvia Pettem has written a book the reader will remember long after the last page has been turned. The power of her writing left me shaken and in grief for Jane Doe. I am already looking forward to her next book.
(Boulder) Daily Camera
Someone's Daughter is a lot of fun. Pettem puts you in right in her detective's gumshoes on almost every page, and you can't help but absorb some of her emotional connection to the case. ...[T]his well-written, exhaustively detailed investigation has helped bring a notorious Boulder cold case out of deep freeze.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589794214
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
10/16/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
6,804
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

As a researcher and the author of a dozen books, Silvia Pettem spends most of her time poking around dusty old archives. Silvia has two grown daughters and four grandchildren. She and her husband live near Boulder, CO.

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