The Salina Journal Monday, December 30,1985 Page 10 Jane Doe's murder, name remain a mystery STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) — Somebody somewhere knows how a young pregnant woman came to be murdered one September night in Stoughton. Someone knows her name. But for three months the information has eluded police and prosecutors, and with some familiarity they now call the dead woman Jane Doe and her unborn son Baby Doe as they prepare a case against a man accused of killing them. "I don't know what it says, if it's a comment on society," says Norfolk County Assistant District Attorney Louis Sabadini. "Years ago, a homicide was a big thing. Today they are so common, we don't even know the victims' names," Authorities say the case is not unusual. FBI records show the nation has 1,161 "unidentified dead" — murder, suicide, exposure and accident victims unclaimed by kin. "They happen everywhere, although this one is a special tragedy, "Years ago, a homicide was a big thing. Today they are so common, we don't even know the victims' names." —Louis Sabadini county assistant district attorney it seems to me, because she's somebody's child about to be a mother and nobody claimed her," said Dr. George Gantner of St. Louis, former president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Jane Doe's body was discovered Sept. 20 on the lawn of an industrial park in this suburb south of Boston. Pathologists estimated she had been dead four or five days. The body was so decomposed that an exact cause of death could not be determined, but Sabadini says there was enough evidence to prove it was murder. Investigators went around this community of 24,000 residents asking if anybody had recently seen a pregnant black woman about .20 years old, 5-foot-4 and 130 pounds. No one said they had, and Sab- adini said the FBI's missing persons list indicated that no one outside Massachusetts was looking for a woman who matched Jane Doe's description. "The police really beat the bushes. They talked to everyone," said Sabadini. "They just couldn't come up with a name. "It's crazy. You would think a father or a boyfriend would come forward, but nothing." Investigators continue to ask around, but "the older the case, the chances diminish," Sabadini said. In late September, police arrested Frank Lawrence, 24, and charged him with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Jane Doe and Baby Doe. Prosecutors and police said they found his bloodied wallet near the body and bloody clothes in his apartment. He was indicted in October and is being held in lieu of $2<X)'000 bail pending a pretrial court conference Jan. 6. Sabadini said Massachusetts is one of the few states that prosecutes a person on charges of killing a fetus. As a precedent, he said he would rely on a 1983 state Supreme Court decision in which a motorist who struck a pregnant woman was convicted of motor vehicle homicide. 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"If we are out there just trying to get energy by squeezing agriculture products out of the topsoil, in effect, we are fooling ourselves as to what is truly renewable." Lundberg said farmers make little money from the federal and state tax subsidies paid to ethanol makers. "The amount of the subsidy for the producer — the distiller and the refinery — is about $2.25 a bushel, and what the does the farmer get out of this? "Lundberg asked. "Hisshare is only about 6 cents a bushel.'' Government price supports to corn farmers in 1984 amounted to about $1.8 billion, but ethanol-related subsidies were only 4 percent of that, he said. The ethanol industry, established under President Carter to cope with the Oil Producing and Exporting Countries cartel, lets farmers make extra money by selling crops to fuel makers. Ethanol makers receive a 5-cent subsidy on the 9-cent-a-gallon federal gas tax. Some farm states add another 1 cent to 13 cents a gallon in tax breaks. The average total tax on a gallon of non-ethanol gasoline is 23.3 cents; motorists who buy alcohol-blended gasoline pay only 13.9 cents, Lundberg said. But he said distillers and refiners keep most of the difference. Telethon earns $1.5 million to assist black college fund LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Reagan, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Bill Cosby were among those who lent support to the "Lou Rawls Parade of Stars" telethon, which raised nearly $1.5 million for the United Negro College Fund on Saturday. 1986 Almanacs while supply lasts. ONE STOP LIFE»HEALTH«CAR»HOME AT SHELTER. rrS A MATTER Of \ PERSONAL PRIDE. DON HOSIER Crawford & Ohio — Salina 825-6227 By the end of the 6%-hour telethon, more than $460,000 had been pledged by callers. The Kellogg Co. donated $1 million. Hosts Ed McMahon and Marilyn McCoo were joined by Cosby, Diahann Carroll, Ben Vereen, B.B. King, Ann Jillian, Dick Clark and others during the sixth annual marathon. The UNCF, which has 43 member schools that serve 45,000 students annually, is known by its motto, "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste." UNCF alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., entertainer Lionel Richie, Olympian Edwin Moses, opera star Leontyne Price and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. College Fund. Rawls said he got the idea for the telethon six years ago when he visited Bishop College, a UNCF school in Texas. "The students asked me to help," he said Saturday. "I told them, 'Look, I want to do a fund-raiser.' " The Saline Co, Banks Will Be Closed All Day, Wednesday, January 1 in observance of NEW YEAR'S DAY Falun State Bank Gypsum Valley Bank First Bank and Trust Co. First National Bank and Trust Co. National Bank of America Planters Bank and Trust Co. We're Clearing Out And Cleaning Up^torewide. Take Advantage Of Super Sale Prices On Quality, Name-Brand Fashions For The Family And Home! Selection Is Great. Hurry In And Save! 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