BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County police are seeking the public’s help in solving a nearly four decade old homicide case.

The body of a Caucasian woman was found in the 5600 block of Dogwood Road in Woodlawn on Sept. 12, 1976. Her body was found a short distance from the Lorraine Park Cemetery.

Police know the woman died as a result of asphyxia and her death was ruled a homicide.

Since her body was discovered police have been looking for the person or people responsible for her death.

Even with a fingerprint search and nationwide missing persons search, they have yet to identify her — so she is solely known as “Jane Doe.”

She is described as a woman in her late teens to mid 20s, about 5-foot-8 and 159 pounds.

She had shoulder length hair, brown eyes, a one-and-a-half inch scar on her left thigh and a rough tattoo of the letters “J.P.” on her upper right arm.

When she was found, she was wearing a white/beige pullover short sleeve top, beige/yellow Levi jeans, brown shoes and a rawhide necklace with a small blue charm.

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Anyone with information regarding this case is also urged to contact the Homicide Unit’s Unsolved Case Squad at 410-887-3943 or Communications Team at 410-307-2020.

Callers may remain anonymous and can also contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587) to be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to “CRIMES” (274637), then enter the message starting with “MCS.”

Information concerning the case is also available on the Doe Network’s web site case number 279UFMD.

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