The current Jane Doe of Worcester
As college students, our biggest fears should include starting new classes, going on dates, making and maintaining relationships, and basically anything else that has to do with surviving these four quick years both academically and socially. However, this year began with a new scare for college students in the Worcester area.
On January 7th, at approximately 9:48 a.m., the Worcester police department received a call reporting a body found at the Salvation Army donation bin on Cambridge St. The victim has been identified as a female, and police are reportedly talking to the family of the victim, but have yet to release her identity to the public. Police are investigating whether the female died of natural causes or as a result of foul play.
However, the witness on scene stated that there were what appeared to be stab wounds on the body and face, making her almost completely unrecognizable. The approximate time of death was anywhere between 6:30 pm on January 6th and 7:00 am January 7th. The police are calling for any witnesses who were in the area around that time to come forth with any possible information that can help them with the ongoing investigation. Many students who attend Clark University reportedly cut through the area to get from class to class and reported feeling uneasy after the incident.
If there is any new information please do not hesitate to contact the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at 508-799-8651 or can send a text anonymously to 274637.
Gabriella Bitar, a junior, sutdies Psychology and Criminology. She is a staff writer for Le Provocateur.