Jane Prichard

Case Number: 32-86-065977

 

 
Jane Prichard

 

Victim: Jane Prichard

Murdered on: September 20, 1986

Location: Blackbird Forest State Park, 502 Blackbird Forest Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977

Investigation Details:
Jane Prichard was a student at the University of Maryland and was obtaining her Master’s degree.  She was conducting botany experiments in Blackbird Forest State Park where she was later found by two campers on the evening of September 20, 1986.

Detectives learned Jane was shot with an unknown weapon which caused her death. She was last seen alive by a hunter shortly after 10 am. The hunter provided detectives with specific descriptions of Jane's clothing, vehicle, and scientific equipment.

1980 Chevy Blazer

Jane Prichard’s 1980 Blue and White Chevy Blazer

Composite Sketch

Composite is of an unknown hunter seen near Prichard.  He is described as a Caucasian male, with a beard, approx.5’09" to 5' 10", medium build, wearing a brown jacket, and blue jeans.


 



 



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                   Det. Brian Shahan:  BShahan@nccde.org  (302) 395-2781

Glenn Davis:  GLDavis@nccde.org  (302) 395-8216

 

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