The Case of Jane Doe

A woman’s body, known as Jane Doe, was discovered in September, 1982, 29 miles off the coast near New Port Richey, an area I have visited several times. In 1982, it was much quieter and slower paced than it is now.

This is a photo ofAmy Hurst Amy, who was last seen alive in 1982. When her mother didn’t hear from her on her birthday, the mother became suspicious and reported Amy missing. The case wasn’t solved for three decades.

How do you think police connected the Jane Doe to Amy and eventually solved the case?

  1. The husband, on his deathbed, confessed that he killed his wife and threw her off a bridge near the coast in New Port Richey.
  2. A man who helped the murderer dispose of the body became intoxicated and told his drinking buddies what he’d done thirty years ago.
  3. Amy’s son identified an afghan Jane Doe’s body was wrapped in as one his grandmother made.
  4. Evidence that would identify Jane Doe was mishandled and locked in an evidence room for thirty years.

Leave a comment with your best guess and come back for the answer next week!


About P. T. Bradley

Writer of Inspirational romantic suspense

13 thoughts on “The Case of Jane Doe

  1. joaniebruce says:

    My answer is number 3. Welcome back! We missed your emails over the summer. 🙂

  2. oooh, Joanie. We’ll see next week. And I’m glad you missed us!

  3. Laurie Bergh says:

    I’m going with #4.

  4. Elisa Piazza says:

    one of two either the case with mishandled and left and evidence for 30 years are the grandson noticed the Afghan

  5. Michelle Lim says:

    I am guessing #4. Great challenge, Pat.

  6. Hehehe…I love this!!

  7. Dawn V. Cahill says:

    #4. I’ve heard of this happening.

  8. Lisa Harness says:


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