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Chicago / Jane Doe Beating and Death Case #254276

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 22, 1977
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(Studio) For almost 2 weeks, staff at Chicago's Resurrection Hospital has nursed severely beaten, unidentified young woman, whom they call Jane Doe. She has died and hospital mourns.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Background details of case noted. Hospital was besieged with calls, letters and visits of people trying to identify girl. [Nurse Lorraine THOENNES - says it seemed like whole world was looking for lost child. Cites varying reactions to those who find it's not their child.] Hospital holds memorial service for girl, after her death on Sunday; staff becomes family for her. Chaplain wrote letter on behalf of girl. [Chaplain John KUHLMEY - reads farewell letter.] Body will be in cnty. morgue while police continue to search for identity; there are no clues or leads. police believe it's case of runaway unreported by relatives or friends. [Police investigator Edward BLUTHARDT - says girl's death was loss, because they'd hoped she would miraculously recover and lead them to assailant.] FBI says there are currently more than 1 million young runaways in nation
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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