New photos released in Opelika “Jane Doe” case

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OPELIKA, Ala. – Opelika Police is actively pursuing leads in the “Jane Doe” case reported back in January 2012. Recently new composite photographs of Jane Doe were released that were compiled in cooperation with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Lee County Coroner’s Office. The composites were released in hopes of someone possibly recognizing her and assisting to identify her.

Through that process several tips were received, one of which was very promising and lead to us obtaining the attached photographs.

Police believe the young girl in these photographs is Jane Doe; however, they are not positive she is.

The photographs were taken during a Vacation Bible School at Greater Peace Church in 2011. All attempts to identify her through church and school records have failed.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying who this young girl is. She would have been about 4-5 years old in these pictures (in 2011). The young girl also had a visible deformity of some type with her left eye. She may have been blind in that eye. The deformity may have been natural or caused by an accident or abuse.

It is believed she had a slightly unkempt appearance and was not very clean. She was quiet and stayed to herself, not interacting with other children very much.

She had trouble communicating on the same level as the other children. Anyone who recognizes this young girl is asked to contact the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at (334)705-5220, the Secret Witness Hotline at (334)745-8665, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Call Center at 1-800-THE-LOST(843-5678).

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