When a Kentucky woman disappears, the missing persons search group she often volunteered with must look for one of its own. Questions and possibilities abound as the search for a beloved mother, sister, daughter and friend continues in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
Also included in this episode: a request for information regarding the unsolved homicide of an unidentified young girl currently known as Opelika Jane Doe. Do you recognize this child?
Unsolved Disappearance: Andrea Knabel
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Opelika’s Baby Jane Doe was 4-7 years old when she was murdered in or around 2011. Her remains were discovered in Opelika, Alabama. Investigators believe she may also have had ties to any or all of the following places: Norfolk, VA, Rockingham County, NC and Orlando, FL. Her most distinctive feature was her left eye, which appeared different than her right due to an injury that likely left her blind in that eye.
Do you recognize this child? Does she perhaps resemble the child of a friend or family member who you haven’t seen for the past decade+? Her autopsy revealed that she was badly abused throughout her short lifetime. It is very possible that she died at the hands of her guardian(s) and was never reported missing. If questioned regarding the child’s whereabouts, her guardian(s) may claim that she was adopted, or that they relinquished custody of her to another party.
Investigators in Opelika are working hard to give her her name back and diligently follow up on every tip received. Please report any possible information to the Opelika Police Department.
Sources used to research this episode (Opelika Jane Doe’s Story):