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Oregon woman murdered by ‘Happy Face Killer’ ID’d in 30-year cold case

After nearly 30 years, California authorities have identified an Oregon woman murdered by the “Happy Face Killer.”

On June 3, 1993, the body of Patricia Skiple was found by a truck driver who stopped on the side of California State Route 152 in Gilroy unincorporated, about half an hour south of San Jose. The woman was wearing blue denim when she was found by detectives in the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. The autopsy classified her death as “indeterminate” and, with no clues as to her identity, authorities referred to her as “Pacheco Azul”.

Detectives resurfaced the case a few years ago to keep track. With the help of Doe DNA Projecta nonprofit that offers genetic genealogy research services to identify “John and Jane Does,” were able to discover Skiple’s identity last week and confirm his killer, Keith Hunter Jesperson.



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