The Trail Went Cold – Episode 186 – Marcia King

April 24, 1981. Miami County, Ohio. The body of a young woman wearing a buckskin poncho is discovered in a ditch alongside a remote road. She has been severely beaten and strangled to death, but since she carries no identification, she remains a Jane Doe and is given the nickname, “Buckskin Girl”. 37 years later, DNA analysis and genetic genealogy identify Buckskin Girl as a 21-year old Arkansas resident named Marcia King. There are numerous theories about how Marcia may have been murdered, including that she was the victim of an unidentified serial killer who went on to kill a number of other female victims in Ohio over the next several years. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we recount the story of how an unidentified Jane Doe got her name back after nearly four decades and explore her unsolved murder.

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Additional Reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Marcia_King

https://dnadoeproject.org/case/buckskin-girl/

https://people.com/crime/buckskin-girl-found-dead-ohio-identified-37-year-later/

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/accused/2020/07/13/buckskin-girl-marcia-kings-killer-still-large-after-1981-slaying/5372788002/

https://dayton247now.com/news/local/buckskin-girl-receives-new-headstone-with-her-name

https://www.fox16.com/news/ohio-cold-case-develops-new-timeline-puts-murder-victim-in-arkansas-two-weeks-before-death/

https://web.archive.org/web/20180810025749/https://www.forensicmag.com/news/2018/04/buck-skin-girl-case-break-success-new-dna-doe-project

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._No_(serial_killer)

https://unsolved.com/gallery/prostitute-serial-killer/

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

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