Jane Doe #59

Who killed Jane Doe #59?

Nearly half a century after the body of an unidentified young woman is found stabbed to death in Los Angeles, three childhood friends from Montreal identify her as their long lost friend – Reet Jurvetson.

Now the Los Angeles and Montreal police are trying to piece together the final weeks of Jurvetson’s life and are seeking the public’s help in solving a 46-year-old mystery – who killed Reet Jurvetson?

When this crime was committed in 1969, homicide detectives were limited by the fact that they didn’t know the identity of the victim and by the investigative tools of the day – there was no DNA, no shared computer databases among police agencies, no Internet to share information with the public.

But today there are new avenues of investigation that weren’t possible when Jurvetson was killed.

Follow the Twitter feed on this page as the fifth estate investigates and unfolds the story throughout the summer - culminating in a documentary in the fall – ‘Jane Doe #59’.

We invite you to become actively involved in the search for answers by reviewing the clues we reveal in our Twitter story -- and by sending us any clues you may have.

If you have any information about this case, send your tips to janedoe59@cbc.ca

The results of the investigation will be broadcast in a documentary titled 'Who killed Jane Doe #59?' that will air on the fifth estate on CBC-TV on November 11, 2016 at 9 p.m.


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