Kahiki Cold Case: New photo hopes to solve mystery

For nearly two decades, the identity of a woman who died in front of the Kahiki Restaurant on East Broad St. has been a mystery. Authorities hope a newly released image will help solve the mystery.

10TV reports that a forensic artists with the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation created the above photo according to the likeness of the photo taken of Jane Doe’s body after she died of apparent natural causes on November 28, 1999.

She is estimated to have been between ages 20 and 50, 5’7″ tall, 140 pounds with blue eyes, and short, brown-red hair.


At the time of her death, she was wearing a straw hat, blue coat, overalls, blue socks, sunglasses, and gray metal earrings.

Actual photo of Jane Doe’s clothing

“This woman’s identity has remained a mystery for nearly two decades, but we hope this image will result in some new leads,” Attorney General DeWine said according to 10TV. “Someone had to have known her before she died, and perhaps this picture created by our forensic artist will spark someone’s recollection of a friend or family member who hasn’t been seen for several years.”

Anyone with information on this woman’s identity should contact the Franklin County Coroner’s Office at 614-525-5290 or the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 740-845-2406.


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