WADESBORO — The invention of a Jane Doe discovered within the Anson woods behind the Nationwide Guard Armory has gained the eye of armchair detectives throughout the nation within the type of dialog threads on Reddit, YouTube channels, and Fb pages, resulting in an outpouring of concern, theories, and questions over police transparency.
The Anson File, making an attempt to assuage a few of these issues, have made calls to the Anson County Sheriff’s Workplace for 3 weeks that proceed to go unreturned.
A feminine’s skeletal stays have been uncovered throughout a land survey carried out on Could 12, 2022, although the media and public have been solely made conscious of the invention roughly three weeks in the past through a posting on www.namus.gov. In response to the data supplied on the publish, the younger lady was discovered sporting a black Secret Treasures bra, dimension 34C, and leggings. A lady matching the restricted description supplied on www.namus.gov was seen on a path digicam positioned close to the situation the place the stays would ultimately be discovered on August 22, 2021, sporting related clothes to that of the skeletal stays. Except for this info, the one different particulars supplied are of two rabbit hunters coming throughout a backpack within the woods close to the path digicam and the stays in February 2022, which they eliminated cash from, previous to reporting the invention to regulation enforcement. In response to the Namus publish, neither the hunters nor regulation enforcement have been ever in a position to find the backpack. No additional description of the stays, explanation for demise, hair colour of the deceased, an outline of the backpack or its contents has been made public.
Native resident Jane Hamilton Livingston shared her shock on the ignorance, commenting on a Fb publish in regards to the discovery of the stays on the Try to Find web page, “By no means heard of this in Anson County, (it’s) loopy.”
Megan Morris echoes Livingston’s concern, saying, “I can not discover any information protection of the stays being discovered or if a plea for the general public for assist in figuring out them has been made.”
Native commenter, Pam Treadaway Carpenter, reviews “This occurred in 2022 and most of us haven’t heard about this. We’d like somebody reporting on the crime right here.”
Many on-line commenters have voiced concern over the obvious lack of transparency on this case from regulation enforcement. One native resident, wishing to stay nameless, has mused, “I positive hope I by no means go lacking in Anson County.”
Missy Clayton, one other commenter on Try to Find ponders, “How does the woman get caught on digicam and nobody asks any questions? My thought shouldn’t be the period of time that has lapsed however that there isn’t any media consideration.” Echoing Clayton’s concern is Linda Stallings Parker, sharing, “I don’t perceive why that is simply changing into public data over two years later (from the photographs on the path digicam).”
Expressing her personal concern on why the path digicam photographs haven’t been made public till lately is Tamm Lynn, remarking, “I discover it unhappy that this man despatched in these footage (path digicam) awhile again and nobody did something about it.”
A neighborhood citizen wishing to stay nameless has questioned, “If the path digicam photographs had been made public may it have saved the lady’s life?” Aliceson Bell—Zurovec wonders, “Why was the realm not looked for her after the digicam obtained her image?” The apprehension shared by all, is finest expressed in Fb commenter Andrea Banuelos, saying, “I’m wondering why this isn’t being aired on nationwide TV… she is somebody’s daughter.”
Apprehension continues to linger over how the lady discovered herself alone in unfamiliar woods, half -naked, in the course of the evening. “Did she escape somebody they usually discovered her and killed her? She is clearly injured and wanted a strolling stick,” speculated Rachel McBride. The girl pictured on the path digicam from the evening of August 22, 2021, is utilizing a strolling stick with navigate in the dead of night. The feminine first seems on the path cam at 1:33 a.m. and 1:34 a.m. Within the first picture she will be able to simply barely be seen on the correct aspect of the image and within the second she shouldn’t be seen in any respect, resulting in hypothesis that she could have been operating on the time. The identical feminine is later seen on the path digicam, coming from the other approach, between 4:30 and 4:31 a.m. Within the three photographs taken throughout this era, the feminine is shifting slower with what seems to be a noticeable limp. The girl within the photographs is sporting solely a bra and leggings, no shirt or sneakers.
Now that revelations of the stays, path digicam photographs, and backpack have turn into public, Fb commenter Shaunda Sade speaks for a lot of when she suggests, “We must always again as much as the half the place the hunters discovered the backpack and by no means reported it.”
The Anson File has beforehand reported on the rampant hypothesis that the unknown feminine will be the lacking Amber Rae Johnston, who has been lacking from Bullhead Metropolis, AZ since August 17, 2021. Johnston was touring by bus to Myrtle Seaside, leaving Arizona on August 17, 2021. Johnston’s boyfriend, now deceased, was allegedly awaiting her arrival in South Carolina. When the bus Johnston was driving on stopped in Winston Salem, Johnston departed the bus, in line with feedback made by her mom on the since deleted Fb web page, Justice for Amber Rae Johnston. This info has been confirmed by the detective answerable for her case, Scott Sharpe. There have been no additional sightings of Johnston since, resulting in feedback equivalent to Kasee Woodley’s, “I really feel the now deceased boyfriend had one thing to do with this.” Others, equivalent to Brandi Vanderhoff, have remarked, “It (has) been almost two years because the stays have been situated. They haven’t in contrast DNA? DNA can take awhile however dental shouldn’t.”
Given Johnston has been lacking since 2021 and in line with www.namus.gov ,the stays are believed to be these of the lady noticed on the path digicam in August 2021.
As soon as obtained, DNA outcomes are uploaded by regulation enforcement into the web database CODIS, an acronym for Mixed DNA Index System, normally returning a comparability of DNA in a short time.
Detective Sharpe from Bullhead Metropolis, AZ is answerable for Johnston’s case and stays the one member of regulation enforcement to return requires info made by the Anson File. Beforehand commenting on the case, Sharpe states, “What I can let you know is that we can not affirm or rule out Amber… DNA takes time.”
In an interview on the YouTube channel Dutchess, Johnston’s mom, Sharon, confirmed that hers and different kin of the lacking lady turned in samples of their DNA when Johnston was first reported lacking. The elder Ms. Johnston confirms in the identical interview, carried out round September 2023, that she has been assured by Detective Sharpe that their DNA was processed and can be loaded into CODIS. The Dutchess YouTube channel focuses on lacking individual’s instances from throughout the nation, although closely concentrating on these lacking within the Carolinas.
In response to on-line feedback, the “Justice for Amber Rae Johnston” Fb web page has been eliminated.