A major breakthrough is
announced today in the investigation
into an area cold case.
that's gone unsolved for nearly 25 years.
Thanks to recent forensic technology.
remains le ft nameless for decades have nob been idenfied.
News 8's Keely has the story.
We don't ever give up.
Jackson County authorities were finally able to say
the remains they called Jane Doe for so long...were
those of Julia Baez.
This is now considered a Jackson County Homicide Case.
STANDUP-Julia Baez's remains were found by hikers
in October of 1990 when this area was just a forest.
The female victim was dismembered decapitated and
placed inside plastic bags.
Authorities never found Baez's skull, and without
any leads the case went cold.
Until last summer when the sherrif's office sent the
remains to the University of North Texas to be analyzed.
They were able to extract that profile from the remains,
the DNA and other information was entered into the
national missing and unidentified persons system known
Through NAMUS it was disovered that Milwaukee Police
had an open missing persons case from 1990.
DNA from the children of that missing person was compared
to Jane Doe's DNA and it was a match.
Bringing some closure for Baez's children.
They're I know very thankful I know to get her back
and to have some answers as where to she was this
And now with a name...Authorieties say they hope they
will find justice for Julia Baez.
I'm very confident we are going to get some resolution
in this case.
Investigators say help from the public is crucial
to solving this case...
If you have any information on Julia HOO'-lee-ya Beaz
beye-EZ'call the Jackson County Sheriff's office at