Racine County officials working with counterparts from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on Wednesday exhumed the grave of an unidentified woman who was murdered in 1999. Officials are looking for new clues to solve the case.

Racine County officials working with counterparts from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on Wednesday exhumed the grave of an unidentified woman who was murdered in 1999. Officials are looking for new clues to solve the case.

Investigators search for new clues in 1999 murder of unnamed woman

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling will hold a press conference Thursday to discuss the exhumation of the remains of an unidentified woman who was murdered in 1999.

The press conference is set for 2 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center in downtown Racine.

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Jane Doe

On Wednesday, sheriff’s officials working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children exhumed the remains of Jane Doe, whose severely abused body was found on July 21, 1999, in a cornfield along 92nd Street in Sturtevant.

The 5-foot-8, 120-pound woman had short brown hair and had protruding front teeth. She was wearing black sweatpants and a man’s western-style shirt.

According to the sheriff’s office, Dr. Rick Snow, a forensic anthropologist with the NCMEC, oversaw the exhumation. The remains were transported to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s office for additional analysis.

Jane Doe's grave marker.

Jane Doe’s grave marker.

“There has been much advancement in scientific testing since 1999,” a sheriff’s official said in a press release issued Wednesday. “New technology has the potential to provide investigators with information about her life in the weeks, months and even years prior to her death. This information could help identify her and lead investigators to the people responsible for her death.”

“The decision was not entered into lightly.”

The release said Schmaling is determined to find the person responsible for the murder.

Anyone with information regarding the murder is encouraged to call Investigator Tracy Hintz at (262) 636-3190. Additional information may be found by searching Facebook for Jane Doe Racine County.