She was left deceased without so much as her name. Her headstone simply reads "Unidentified White Female." All we know about her is what she looked like after her death. Artistic renditions created from her battered face depict what she may have looked like in life. A gorgeous teenaged girl, with feminine features--a tiny chin, delicate face, hazel eyes, and full lips. Surely no one has forgotten her--they just do not know of the horrors she suffered.
Whoever did this needs to confess. What was her name? What were her last words? Did you know what it was like when she laughed?
We can all hope that this is the last year she has to remain unidentified. The last year that her family is confused and without answers about why she never came home. For families of victims, closure is nonexistent, a concept hard to grasp for most. However, we can only hope that her family will be able to properly mourn her, and that we can all know about the legacy she left behind.
Bring Ruthie Doe/Walker County Jane Doe home, before the 36th anniversary.
Fly high, sweet angel. You are not forgotten.